Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast
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Address: 10 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA, UK
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Belfast City Sightseeing, Belfast
The Belfast Cenotaph is a war memorial in Belfast, in Donegall Square West, to the west of Belfast City Hall. Like the City Hall, it was designed by Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas. It was unveiled in 1929. It became a Grade A listed building in 1984. The memorial includes a central Portland stone monument about 30 feet (9.1 m), with bronze brackets on either side supporting flagpoles. The top of the monument has carved laurel wreaths, symbolising victory and honour. It bears several inscriptions: on the north side: "PRO DEO / ET / PATRIA // ERECTED BY / THE CITY / OF / BELFAST / IN MEMORY OF / HER / HEROIC SONS / WHO MADE / THE SUPREME / SACRIFICE / IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 // THROUGHOUT THE LONG YEARS OF STRUGGLE WHICH / HAVE NOW SO GLORIOUSLY ENDED THE MEN OF ULSTER / HAVE PROVED HOW NOBLY THEY FIGHT AND DIE / GEORGE R.I." and on the south face: "THEY DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO A GREAT CAUSE AND THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS BY LAND, SEA AND AIR WON UNDYING FAME". The monument stands on three steps. To the south is an arc of paired Corinthian columns forming a 25 feet (7.6 m) high colonnade. To the north is a sunken garden of remembrance, which since 2011 has been the location for an annual Field of Remembrance. The paving of the garden was renewed in 1993. The memorial was completed in 1927 and officially unveiled by Viscount Allenby on 11 November 1929. No Catholic organisations participated in the formal unveiling ceremony, but veterans from the 16th (Irish) Division laid a wreath after the ceremony ended, and participated the following year. In addition to the usual Remembrance Sunday services, there are also annual ceremonies to remember the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July. Controversially, the first Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Belfast Alex Maskey laid a wreath on 1 July 2002. Nearby are memorials the service of Irish regiments in the Boer War and the Korean War memorial, and to US forces who arrived in Northern Ireland in 1942.Wikipedia
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We stopped here for the day on a cruise around the UK. Home a week and have booked a weekend trip for September to go back and see it all again with daughter who is studying Irish history at university. Wrap up warm and go on the 'Hop on hop off' bus tour. It was really good even though we didn't get off! Looking forward to having 48 hours to get off at all the different stops. Loved the Titanic museum as well
Excellent way to see Belfast City. Highly Recommended.
gr8t time had by us all family really enjoyed them self's
Very fun and educational trip around a city I grew up around. This is the one and only bus tour to use around Belfast
Neither the best nor worst tour of Belfast. Truth be told none of the bus tours of Belfast are as good as they think they are. If there are more than two of you you're honestly better off doing a taxi tour and if you have the time a walking tour gets you to the places the bus can't reach as it's obviously stuck to the roads. Also be aware that all of the local tours are politically biased to some extent and are a wee bit liberal with the truth- fun if you take their facts with a pinch of salt. It's often quicker walking rather than hanging around waiting for a bus with space to hop on- hop off. Don't take the tour for the hop on hop off offer- a daily bus ticket with Translink is about 1/4 the cost and buses every few minutes. What it is good for is sitting on the open deck to get a view of the ornate architecture. Commentary very much depends on luck- some of the guides are good, others not so good.