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Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Shaftesbury Square

Queen's Quarter

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. Shaftesbury Square Marker
Inscription.  

Follow Bradbury Place and University Road, past Lower Crescent (1852) and the grand Neo-Classical, concave Upper Crescent (1846), into the heart of Queen's Quarter. The Lanyon Building (1849), named after its architect Charles Lanyon, is the centrepiece and symbol of Queen's University and remains one of the principal ornaments of Belfast.

The Union Theological College (1853) is behind the Lanyon Building. Also designed by Charles Lanyon, it is a powerful example of Renaissance Revival. Continue along College Park into Botanic Gardens (1828) and explore the Palm House (1839) and the Tropical Ravine (1889) before venturing into the world-renowned Ulster Museum (1929).

Friar's Bush Graveyard on Stranmills Road is Belfast's most ancient burial ground. It was used as a place of worship by the Catholic population of Belfast from the late 1600s until 1784, when St. Mary's Chapel, Belfast's first Catholic Church, opened in Crooked Lane (now Chapel Lane).

As an alternative, follow Great Victoria Street in towards the city centre and discover the City Hall and Grounds (1906), the Grand Opera House (1895), the Crown Bar (1885), St. Peter's

Shaftesbury Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
2. Shaftesbury Square Marker
Cathedral (1866), and many other sites of architectural and cultural interest.

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[Lanyon Building (no caption)]

Union Theological College

Friar's Bush Graveyard
 
Erected by the City of Belfast.
 
Location. 54° 35.387′ N, 5° 56.059′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is on Shaftesbury Square (Northern Ireland Route A1) just north of Donegall Pass, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16-19 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT2 7DB, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Dougan (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 210 meters away); South Belfast Brigade Memorial (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); South Belfast Battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Great Victoria Street (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); King William III - "King Billy's on the Wall" (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sandy Row (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .
1. Visit Belfast. (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

Belfast City Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Belfast City Hall
View from across Donegall Square North

2. Queen's University, Belfast. (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Grand Opera House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Grand Opera House
The Crown Bar image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. The Crown Bar
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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