Queen Victoria stands at the front, and the grounds are dotted with many more statues and monuments, details of which can be found on a large map at the gates. Take time to reflect at the Titanic Memorial Gardens where a large plinth is etched with the name of each victim of this maritime disaster.
In 1995 the building provided a dramatic backdrop when President Clinton switched on the city's Christmas lights. Check out The Bobbin cafe, whose name reflects Belfast's linen-making past, and No Mean City exhibition. And take a free 45min guided tour for a behind the scenes glimpse at this iconic building.
City centre location
Free 45min tours: Mon-Fri 11:00, 14:00 & 15:00; Sat & Sun 14:00 & 15:00. 1 June to 30 Sept 2016 Mon-Fri 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00, Sat & Sun 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00. The Bobbin cafe open Mon-Fri 09:00 - 16:30, Sat & Sun 10:00 - 16:00.