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Best Historic Venues in Belfast

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Ulster Hall

The Ulster Hall dates back to 1862 and lies in the heart of the city. The interesting yellow-bricked balcony and wrought ironwork add to the building's attractions. The Ulster Hall is among Belfast's premier venues, catering for concerts ranging from the Manic Street Preachers to organ recitals, rock gigs to Rimsky-Korsakov. Political rallies and debates are also held here. Most importantly of all, however, the Ulster Hall is a popular venue for the world-renowned Ulster Orchestra. Look out for the organ pipes of one of the most valuable organs in the world that dominate the back of the hall, as well as the acclaimed historical paintings of Belfast that line the walls.

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Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is one of the city's great signature buildings. Restored to its Victorian glory in 1980, it is a masterpiece in gilt and plush scarlet. The pièce de la résistance of this lavish interior being the elephants that support the boxes. The venue maintains its operatic traditions, with regular visits by some of the world's greatest opera companies. In recent years, the Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet have both performed at this venue as well as artists taking part in the annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. Ticket prices vary per performance.

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The MAC

The MAC or Metropolitan Arts Centre is the latest addition to the Belfast art scene. Featuring theaters, art galleries, boardrooms, rehearsal spaces, offices for resident artists and so forth, the MAC is a popular events center. From music, movies, children's workshops to dance performances, it touches base with diverse aspects of visual and performing arts. Apart from the regular events like art exhibitions, it also hosts artist talk series and tours of this center. For more details and event schedule, check website.

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Belfast Castle

Set on the wooded slopes of the dramatic Cave Hill is the 19th-century edifice of Belfast Castle. The castle was built in 1870 and was previously home to the Earl of Shaftesbury. Within the castle are two rather expensive restaurants and also a small heritage center offering an insight into the area's history. The castle and its spectacular grounds afford beautiful views of the whole city and across Belfast Lough. If visitors feel like venturing beyond the grounds, there are walks that lead up to the foot of Napoleon's Nose and to the caves that gave the Cave Hill its name.

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