Parliament Buildings, commonly known as Stormont because of its location in the Stormont Estate area of Belfast, County Down is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. It previously housed the defunct Parliament of Northern Ireland. To many, the word ‘Stormont’ conjures up images of the great white house on the rolling hills of east Belfast, with camera shots of political dramas unfolding or huge one-off entertainment events. However, there is much more going on “up at Stormont” than those high profile news stories that fill our newspapers and TV screens.
From the majestic lawns and flowerbeds that envelope the main avenues to the winding forest paths mapped out for walkers and joggers, there is an atmosphere of tranquillity and a freshness in the air. Families come with children to picnic at the play park and others avail of the nearby restaurant for a spot of lunch after a long walk.
Free tours are available to the public:
Here is the official link for more about the free tours: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Visit-and-Learning/Visiting/Tours/