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North Belfast Heritage Trail including Clifton House

2 North Queen Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 1ES
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The North Belfast Heritage Trail currently takes in 14 historically significant buildings in Belfast. This self-guided walking tour shines a light on the authentic character of each of these fantastic buildings, and shares their captivating stories, both past and present.

To start your journey, visit and download the map. Then simply look out for the #greatplacenorthbelfast QR codes on the outside of each marked building. Scan the QR code with your device to read more about the building, including a significant artefact that lies within and a story uncovered from their archives. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a special recording of someone close to the building talking about their experiences of it.

We recommend you start your tour on the steps of Belfast Cathedral (St Anne’s) (1), travel up Donegall Street where you will see Redeemer Central (2) and St Patrick’s Church and Parochial House (3). From there turn right towards Frederick Street to see the Quaker Meeting House (4), and just across the road Clifton House (5) on North Queen Street.

Clifton House opens to the public every weekend, with guided tours taking place on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am. To find out more, or to book, visit

From Clifton House, head up Clifton Street to see Clifton Street Cemetery (6), Belfast Orange Hall (7) and the Indian Community Centre (8). Next, travel up the Crumlin Road where you will find Carnegie Old Park Library (11) and the North Belfast Working Men’s Club (12). For our last few stops, retrace your steps back down the Crumlin Road to Carlisle Circus, and travel up the Antrim Road to find Annesley Street Synagogue (9), St Malachy’s College (10), Duncairn Arts and Culture Centre (13) and finally Dunlewey (14), 34 – 36 Cliftonville Road, your last stop on the trail.

Why not share an interesting fact you have learnt on your walk, or let us know which of these old but beautiful buildings are your favourite, by tagging us in your Facebook (@GreatPlaceNorthBelfast) and Twitter (@GreatplaceB) posts. Additionally, if you arrive at a building and cannot locate the QR code please let us know, either via email or our social media pages.

Happy trailing!

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  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available

Establishment Features

  • Groups catered for

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

Free self guided walking tour.
Guided tour of Clifton House and Graveyard tour is £12.50.

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* Self guided tour available any time.
Clifton House opens every Saturday and Sunday at 11am for guided tours of the house and Clifton Street Cemetery

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