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  • Address: Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 3ET, Ireland

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Customs House Tours

Belfast’s customs house was the city’s first neoclassical building, built in 1856 in the High Italian Renaissance, or “Palazzo” style. It is generally considered to be one of Belfast’s finest structures and features carvings of angels and classical deities representing manufacture, commerce, industry and peace. Figures of Britannia, flanked by the lion and unicorn of the British seal, as well as Neptune and Mercury, look down from the pediment over the entrance. The structure is meant to convey the great power of the British Empire under Queen Victoria.
  
The building's steps have long been a site where many of Belfast’s orators would give speeches, as well as the site of many protests. There is a bronze statue of the “speaker” that serves as a popular spot for photos. Customs House Square is also a major venue for outdoor concerts and street entertainment in Belfast.

Practical Info

One of the best ways to get a good look at the Customs House is from the water; many Belfast sightseeing cruises and tours include a look at the Customs House as you cruise down the River Lagan. 

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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop On Hop Off Tour, Belfast, null
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City Sightseeing Belfast Hop On Hop Off Tour

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With this 2-day ticket aboard an open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus, you will be able to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 23 tour stops along the ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $16.74
Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan, Belfast, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Discover Belfast’s nautical heritage on this 1-hour sightseeing boat cruise! As you cruise along the River Lagan, pass the banks of the Titanic Quarter and ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.40

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