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Belfast Customs House Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)
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Admire one of Belfast’s most beautiful historic buildings, set right in the heart of the city and close to a wide variety of attractions.

Customs House is one of Belfast’s most recognizable landmarks. This gorgeous 19th-century building is known not only for its regal design but also for its rich history. Come today and you may find a festival or event being held on its famous steps. In the past you would have been more likely to discover a protest or a rousing speech taking place here.

The building dates to the 1850s and is one of Belfast’s most magnificent examples of the neoclassical style popular at the time. See it up close to appreciate its many rich details, such as the stone heads of Neptune, Britannia and Mercury which adorn the pediment of the façade. Customs House’s creation marked a period in which Belfast’s importance as an industrial center was huge. In fact, tax revenue from Belfast’s port at the time were the third highest after London’s and Liverpool’s. Look out for the blue plaque commemorating Anthony Trollope, the Victorian author who worked here during this high point in Belfast’s economic history.

Wander past the skateboarders and chatting groups of people who gather in the square in front of the building. Its popularity as a meeting place is a legacy of the time when it played an important role in public movements. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, speakers used the steps of Customs House as a platform from which to address the crowds. Jim Larkin, a key figure in the movement for labor rights, addressed crowds of around 20,000 from here. See the statue of The Speaker on the steps today, a tribute to this key part of the building’s history.

Customs House is only open to the public a few times per year, but its steps remain a popular spot for both organized and impromptu events such as concerts, speeches and markets. Explore the surrounding area during your visit, as the building is close to many of Belfast’s attractions. See the grand Albert Memorial Clock Tower or stop to take fun photos with the delightful Big Fish sculpture. Spend the evening hopping between the many pubs and bars clustered in this busy area.

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Top Hotels Close to Belfast Customs House

Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $192 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also within 10 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (340 reviews)

"Lovely hotel. Had to ask for vip upgrade. Wasn’t automatically offered."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $62 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,549 reviews)

"The hotel is very well positioned and convenient for central Belfast. Rooms are spacious and clean. Very reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Jurys Inn Belfast
The Flint
The Flint
4 out of 5
48 Howard street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $77 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Belfast City Centre, this guesthouse is steps away from Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (415 reviews)

"it was all good, especially the helpfulness of the staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

The Flint
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Best Lodging Options Near Belfast Customs House

Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $192 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $62 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
Jurys Inn Belfast
The Flint
The Flint
4 out of 5
48 Howard street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $77 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
The Flint
AC Hotels by Marriott Belfast
AC Hotels by Marriott Belfast
4 out of 5
Donegall Quay, Belfast Harbour, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $110 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
AC Hotels by Marriott Belfast
Malmaison Belfast
Malmaison Belfast
4 out of 5
34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $112 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Malmaison Belfast
Custom House Square: Cathedral Quarter
Custom House Square: Cathedral Quarter
4 out of 5
2 Ulster Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Custom House Square: Cathedral Quarter
The Merchant Hotel
The Merchant Hotel
5 out of 5
16 Skipper Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $297 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
The Merchant Hotel
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
4 out of 5
62 Donegal Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $110 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
Dream Apartments - The Obel Building
Harbour View Apartment City Centre
Harbour View Apartment City Centre
3 out of 5
Apartment 4.8, 62 Donegal Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Harbour View Apartment City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.