Situated in the heart of the city, our Belfast hotel has much to offer the business traveller or culture vulture looking to explore the area. With Assembly Buildings Conference & Exhibition Centre over the road and Great Victoria Street station a three minute walk away; our hotel in Belfast is ideally placed for those visiting for business.
However, Belfast is bursting with energy and has plenty to offer our pleasure guests. Jurys Inn is one of the most convenient hotels in Belfast – only a minute away from the beautiful Grand Opera House, under ten minutes’ walk from two of the city’s retail hotspots: Victoria Square & Castlecourt Shopping Centres, and just 12 minutes’ walk from the beautiful Albert Clock landmark. The hotel is also 20 minutes’ walk from the must see Titanic Visitor Centre, Dock & Pump House as well as a 15 minutes’ walk from Queens University, Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum.
The Belfast City Hall is definitely a Belfast gem to visit. In 1888, Queen Victoria gave Belfast ‘City status’ and with it this stunning City Hall was built to manage this growing industrial city. The City Hall runs free tours which includes the history of the hall as well as showing you its finest features.
It is also worth visiting the Titanic Memorial Gardens on the eastern side of the hall where you can see the Titanic monument unveiled in 1920 and the plinth that was unveiled at the garden opening on April 15th 2012, the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. The plinth is the first monument to list in one place all the names of the 1,512 people who perished.
Belfast City Hall is a short five minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast.
Explore Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House and immerse yourself in the grandeur and overwhelming size of the ‘largest moving object ever constructed by the hand of man.’ The Titanic was ground-breaking, decadent, and luxurious but ultimately infamous for its disastrous end.
Now, just over 100 years after its maiden and only voyage, you can visit the dry dock where she spent her last days in preparation for journey and explore the beautifully preserved pump-house containing the original engineering works. In 1912, Titanic was the most innovative and awe-inspiring object ever created and this site offers a fantastic opportunity to step back in time and understand the sheer magnitude of the iconic vessel.
Opening hours are 10am-6pm Monday- Thursday, Friday 9.30am-6pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Price vary are dependents on guided/non-guided tours and child’s age and range anywhere between £2.70 (child) to £6.30 (adult guided), Family tickets are either £10.80 or £13.50 (guided) and children under five go free.
Until its closure in 1996, Crumlin Road Gaol was the oldest working prison in Northern Ireland. Now, after a major restoration to the unique Grade A listed building, Crumlin Road Gaol is now open to the public and well worth a visit. Dating back to 1845, this gaol is bursting at the seams with rich Irish history, and as you take a guided tour around the site, you will embark on a historical journey of political segregation and loyalist prisoners.
Tours run seven days a week and admission costs £8.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions or £25 for a family of four (2 adults & 2 children). Tickets are available on the day but booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Crumlin Road Gaol is a 25 minute walk from Jurys Inn Belfast and sits opposite the stunning neo-classical designed Grade A listed building, Crumlin Road Courthouse.
For more Belfast attractions, please take a look at our Belfast guide.