This enigmatic ancient monument, just a few minutes from Shaw's Bridge, is an ideal place for a day trip and picnic. ... More
This enigmatic ancient monument, just a few minutes from Shaw's Bridge, is an ideal place for a day trip and picnic. Little, if anything, is known about this awesome prehistoric 182.88 meters (600 feet) wide circular earthwork. Some scholars have suggested that it may have been a significant meeting place 2000 years ago, but the exact purpose of the site remains unclear. Remains from a Stone Age burial were discovered under the dolmen in the centre and during the 18th Century, the ring was a popular venue for horse races. Nowadays, the Giant's Ring offers superb views of the parkland areas of South Belfast, as well as a purpose-built 2000 year-old walking circuit around its edge!
Ever since the explosion of the Troubles in 1968, popular art has played a major role in proclaiming the loyalties
of Belfast's two antagonistic communities. Vivid murals expressing political and paramilitary affiliations adorn the gable ends of houses on ...
This imposing building next to the Belfast Telegraph Newspapers offices on Royal Avenue is made of splendid red sandstone from
Scotland and dates from 1890. It houses the central, multi floored public library for the whole of the Greater ...
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 ...