What to See

Shaw's Bridge

This five-arched stone bridge was built in 1709 with stones most likely taken from the ruins of a nearby fort. It was originally an oak bridge built by Captain Shaw in 1655 to allow Oliver Cromwell's gunners to cross the River Lagan. Today it attracts young romantics, families and dog walkers content to soak up its peaceful atmosphere and enjoy a Mr Whippy ice cream.


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Richard Barry Shaw
Mexico Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta
Our Shaws go way back but does anyone have info on Captain Shaw who built this bridge in 1655?
norther ireland, belfast
well i kayak there and it is great
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