Beautiful gardens set between Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Museum. Used in many TV programmes.
Beautiful flowers in the summer. A nice scenic walk, and really chilled out. On sunny days Botanic Gardens will be packed with people sitting chatting, listening to music, walking their dogs etc. Irish people go all out on sunny days so if you get some sun during your stay I really recommend a trip…
There is the wonderful Victorian palm house and the tropical ravine as well as a nice place to walk
Located between Queen's University & the Ulster Museum, botanic gardens is very popular with students and families alike. The botanical green house & rose garden are worth a visit.
“Cosmo (Asian Fusion Buffet), Pizza Express, Prezzo, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday's, Wagamama, Yo! Sushi, Nando's, Frankie & Benny's, Five Guys, Chiquito, McDonalds, Costa, Starbucks, O'Briens...”
“As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and the present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and is free to all visitors. Delve into the history of the people of the north of Ireland from earliest times to the present day, get face to face with dinosaurs and up close to the famous ancient Egyptian mummy, Takabuti and learn about how she came to arrive in Belfast in 1834. The Ulster Museum is situated beside Queen's University Belfast and Botanic Gardens in the south side of the City. Admission to the museum is free - perfect for a rainy day in Belfast! ”
“Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. The University is a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. Queen’s University Belfast was founded by Royal Charter in 1845. Founded by Queen Victoria, the Queen's University in Ireland, was designed to be a non-denominational alternative to Trinity College Dublin which was controlled by the Anglican Church. The University was made up of three Queen's Colleges - in Cork, Galway and Belfast. Although it was the first University in the north of Ireland, Queen's drew on a tradition of learning which goes back to 1810 and the foundation of the Belfast Academical Institution. The magnificent main building was designed in 1849 by Sir Charles Lanyon. He was also responsible for designing other Belfast landmarks such as Belfast Castle, Crumlin Road Gaol and the Customs House. Since then, the University estate has grown to more than 300 buildings - many of them listed for their architectural importance. The building is a marvel to look at. Walk through the front door and to the right is a visitor centre and shop. Further on through is the quadrangle where the graduation celebrations take place - including my own in 2006! ”
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“This is in the heart of Belfast and has the largest outdoor green area in the city centre. Popular for photographs, city hall also has a coffee shop indoors and is close to the main shopping area of the city. ”