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Belfast City Hall
Belfast City Hall

Belfast City Hall

Free admission
Donegall Square N, Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT1 5GS

The Basics

As a focal point in the Belfast landscape, most city sightseeing tours include a stop at City Hall, including round-trip day tours from Dublin. As you stroll the grounds of the Portland stone structure, you’ll see the copper dome, Queen Victoria statue, and controversial Union flag flying from the pediment. You can also book a politics-focused tour to gain deeper insight into the city’s complex past.

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Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
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$71.07 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing tour!
Our tour guide Darren, was thoroughly entertaining with his witty humor, tour and historical info. We had so much fun. If you go with a tour, make sure it's with Paddy Wagon!!
VeredCecilio, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Belfast

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Close your eyes and book!
Stacy_F, May 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
Absolutely fantastic. The guide actually grew up in Belfast during the Troubles and was able to give his own perspective and eyewitness reports of the situation. Must, must MUST do
star-5
Amazing DC Tours guide….
David_M, May 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
Brilliant tour from Paul. The history of Belfast is very nuanced and complicated and DC Tours has crafted a fantastic tour. Paul calls on a lifetime of personal and professional involvement to illustrate the issues and important turning points during “the troubles”. This was one of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. Belfast is an amazing city! Thank you Paul Cheers
star-5
Irish Day Tours is your first choice
Samantha_A, May 2022
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
The trip with Irish Day Tours was great. Our guide, Peter, was very welcoming and professional. He shared stories and information with passion and the bus ride was comfortable.
star-5
Take this trip, it is fantastic!!!
Traci_B, Apr 2022
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
The trip and driver/narrator, Michael, were excellent. I would recommend this trip! I learned a great deal.
star-5
Great Tour!
Marijo_A, May 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
It was such a great tour, our guide was excellent. I would highly recommend, so interesting the history up to modern day. It rained the morning of our tour and it was still so worth going.
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Insightful
Deborah_M, May 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
Brilliant tour, excellent guide in James, took time for questions and really engaged with our group which was large and diverse.
star-5
Great!
ODETTE_D, Apr 2022
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
Everything was great. Loved every moment of it.. The driver was very informative and knowledgeable of Irish History.
star-5
Informative Tour
Jess_H, Apr 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
Very informative and detailed tour. I learned a lot! The guide was easy to understand and I liked the added touch of having the ear pieces and radio mic- this meant I wasn't straining to hear.
star-5
Insightful tour, great guide!
Vasiliki_Z, Apr 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
Very insightful tour. James was great and made sure we had an excellent experience. I definitely recommend it!
star-5
More time in Belfast needed
Tracey_C, Mar 2022
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
The Causeway was amazing. Wish we would've had more time in Belfast. Didn't even have time to take a tour of the city. Belfast turned into eat and leave.
star-5
The place to go when in Dublin
Barbora_K, Mar 2022
Giant's Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
Great! We both loved it! :) The weather was a bit chilly, but we have seen so many interesting places. It was an incredible opportunity, we both recommend.
star-5
An intelligent introduction to the troubled history of the people of Belfast.
Alan_S, Apr 2022
A History of Terror - Belfast City Centre Walking Tour
We received a clear and balanced account of 800 years of history and an intelligent description of key events where they happened during the conflict (The Troubles).

Things to Know Before You Go

  • City Hall is a must for anyone interested in Belfast’s social history.

  • Remember to bring a coat and umbrella during rainy months, as the memorial gardens and lawns are uncovered.

  • The building is accessible for wheelchairs, with adapted toilets, a ramped entrance and exit, and a lift.

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How to Get There

City Hall features on many guided walking tours of Belfast, which can be useful for orienting yourself in the city. Otherwise, Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street stations are both a short walk from City Hall, and the 6A bus serves Donegall Square directly. Belfast is a typical capital city—lots of traffic—so it’s best to avoid driving because parking can be a challenge.

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Trip ideas

Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast

Giant's Causeway Tours from Belfast


When to Get There

Belfast City Hall is open year round, though the building, grounds, gift shop, and exhibition all keep slightly different hours. In summer, you can picnic on the outdoor lawns or simply relax on the freshly kept grass.

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History in Stained Glass

The building’s stained glass windows reveal the history of Belfast and pay homage to important community members. The Belfast Dockers Strike window, located on the northeast corridor of the ground floor, is a particularly powerful installation that demonstrates the power of a united Belfast.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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