A 360° Virtual Tour of 5 Iconic Spots in Belfast

In a bid to enhance our reader’s experience and ability to explore Ireland, we’ve teamed up with Virtual Visit Tours, a website which offers its users free, high-quality, virtual tours to some of Ireland’s most sought-after tourist destinations and sites of interest.

With the aid of a 360° virtual view users from all over the world can share in the wonder of experiencing these five iconic spots in Belfast.

5. Carrickfergus Town

Carrickfergus Town is a large town sitting on the north shore of Belfast Lough. Set just outside the hub of Belfast city, this town bears much historical and cultural significance, and in turn is a popular tourist destination.

It is not only the oldest town in County Antrim but it is one of the oldest in Ireland as a whole and it is also home to Carrickfergus Castle, an impressive Norman Castle which stands majestically by the Lough’s edge.

This castle was massively important in Irish history and was besieged by the Scottish, Irish, the English and even the French.

See the 360 tour below of this site below. Note that for the best user experience, you can click on the “enter full-screen” button in the tool bar to bring the image to a full screen.

Location: Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

4. Belfast Hills

Explore the beauty of Belfast Hills from the comfort of your own home with Virtual Visit Tours. The 360° virtual experience offers its users a unique opportunity to venture through the wild surroundings of Belfast Hills without taking a step outdoors.

Belfast Hills is a charity that aims to protect and care for the integrity of Belfast Hills, and its native flora and fauna. Belfast Hills offers its visitors nature walks and postcard views, all against the backdrop of Belfast city.

See the 360 tour below of this site below. Note that for the best user experience, you can click on the “enter full-screen” button in the tool bar to bring the image to a full screen.

Location: Belfast Hills, Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, Northern Ireland

3. Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is quite the site of interest for those visiting the capital of Northern Ireland. This public research university has a world-renowned reputation and also is the focal point of the Queen’s Quarter – one of the six quarters that form the city of Belfast.

For future alumni or those of you who want to check out this top-class university which dominates the cityscape, check it out now on Virtual Visit Tours.

See the 360 tour below of this site below. Note that for the best user experience, you can click on the “enter full-screen” button in the tool bar to bring the image to a full screen.

Location: Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2. The Crown Bar

The Crown Bar, or also commonly known as The Crown Liquor Saloon, is one of Belfast’s biggest tourist attractions in the pub-bar sector. Set in the city, this ornately decorated bar is probably most commonly known for its lavish façade which offers polychromatic tiles and mosaic detailing on arrival.

Its interior is equally opulent with stately wood finishes, gas lamps and a truly Victorian ambience. In fact, it is owned by the National Trust due it its precious-nature. Don’t believe us, check it out on Virtual Visit Tours.

The only downside to this impressive venue is its popularity. While the food and drinks may be top-notch, wait times and over-crowding can be a tad excessive.

See the 360 tour below of this site below. Note that for the best user experience, you can click on the “enter full-screen” button in the tool bar to bring the image to a full screen.

Location: The Crown Liquor Saloon, 46 Great Victoria St, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1. Belfast City Hall

Located in the heart of the Northern Ireland capital, Belfast City Hall has got to be one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations. The civil building, which is located in Donegall Square in Belfast is one of the city’s most stunning and majestic buildings.

Designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas, the stunning Edwardian build dominates the cityscape and provides a theatrical backdrop for “selfies” as well as city photography.

The enclosed gardens which surround Belfast City Hall are filled with impressive statues and stone monuments, too, and it is definitely worth a stop off when visiting the city, even if its just to escape the busy city life outside its walls.

Not visiting Belfast any time soon? Check it out on Virtual Visit Tours.

See the 360 tour below of this site below. Note that for the best user experience, you can click on the “enter full-screen” button in the tool bar to bring the image to a full screen.

Location: Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland  

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