|Frances guides our guests around Donegall Square. Photo by Neil Galway.|
Do you walk through Donegall Square regularly? Think you know Donegall Square? Well.... Did you know... when you walk through Donegall Square, you're being secretly watched by a pack of lions, some friendly dolphins and even two mythical sphinxes? Neither did I until I took this tour!
Home to some of Belfast's most important institutions, the old and the new rub shoulders in Donegall Square. Robinson & Cleaver, Northern Bank, Scottish Provident: all these and many more beautiful buildings, from Victorian to Modern, are to be found here. To give you a flavour of the rich history associated with Donegall Square we've dug up some wonderful photos of Donegall Square from the past 100 years.
|The old Linen Hall on the site of the current City Hall. Via belfastcitycouncil on Flickr.com|
|Postcard of the Robinson Cleaver Building from the 1890's.|
Via belfastcitycouncil on Flickr.com.
|Donegall Square in the early 20th Century.|
Via harrypope on Flickr.com.
|Belfast City Hall in 1962.|
Via Lindsay Bridge on Flickr.com.
|Donegall Square West in 1982 with the old City Bus buses.|
Via Claire Newcastle on Flickr.com.
|City Hall grounds in June 2011 with the new Big Screen and the grand |
Scottish Provident Building in the background. Photo by Gary Potter.
|Donegall Square in June 2011. Photo by Gary Potter.|
Belfast Past & Present: Donegall Square Architecture Walking Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday at 11am
Thursday 14th and 28th at 6pm
Tour departs PLACE, 40 Fountain Street, Belfast.
Book your place online: click here.