Skip to content
Author:

20 things you might not know about Belfast...

Updated Friday, 30th August 2019

Belfast is a fascinating place. Here are some facts about the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland...

1.  RMS Titanic

2.  Belfast City Hall and Wheel Creative commons image Icon Thardas under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. under Creative-Commons license

3.  Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo Creative commons image Icon Matthias Liffers under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

4.  Tyre Creative commons image Icon clearlyambiguous under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

5.  Liam Neeson Creative commons image Icon Karen Seto/司徒嘉蘭 under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence. under Creative-Commons license

6.  Napoleon's Nose Belfast Creative commons image Icon Albert Bridge under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

7.  Queen's University Belfast Creative commons image Icon Wknight94 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence under Creative-Commons license

8.  Poet Seamus Heaney, David Trimble and Irish President Mary MacAleese are all alumni of Queen’s University Creative commons image Icon Images (left to right): Public Domain, altogetherfool under CC-BY-SA 2.0, GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2 under Creative-Commons license

9.  Milk of Magnesia / Magnesium Hydroxide Creative commons image Icon MaterialScientist under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence. under Creative-Commons license

10.  Samson and Goliath in Belfast Creative commons image Icon William Murphy under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

11.  Windsor House, Belfast Creative commons image Icon Dom0803 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. under Creative-Commons license

12.  Queen's University Belfast frontage

13.  Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast Creative commons image Icon Ardfern under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence. under Creative-Commons license

14.  Donegall Square, Belfast. Marks & Spencer Creative commons image Icon Stuart Caie under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

15.  Ulster Hall, Belfast

16.  Albert Memorial clock Creative commons image Icon Aurelio Llorente under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence under Creative-Commons license

17.  River Lagan, Belfast Creative commons image Icon Ardfern under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence under Creative-Commons license

18.  Lord Kelvin quote, Belfast (second law of thermodynamics) Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

19.  Bittles Bar, Belfast Creative commons image Icon dom fellowes under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

20.  Belfast Botanic Gardens Creative commons image Icon Nicolas Raymond under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence under Creative-Commons license

Take it further

Interested in finding more out about society and social issues? Get to know the faculty of social sciences.

 

Discover more about Northern Ireland

 

Become

Ratings

Share

Related content (tags)

Copyright information

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?