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Stormont Parliament Buildings
Vacation Travel Guide

The white “House on the Hill” is the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly and a triumphant symbol of this once divided U.K. country.

Take a guided tour of the Stormont Parliament Buildings, an important site to the people of Northern Island. Then, walk through the gardens or have a picnic on the Irish-green lawns of the wider Stormont Estate, a huge public park.

Officially opened in 1932, the Stormont Parliament Buildings were built as the home of the newly formed Government of Northern Ireland, an autonomous entity within the United Kingdom. The Northern Island Assembly has resided here since 1998, marking the end of a period called “Na Trioblóidí” (The Troubles).

These days Stormont is a favorite destination for those with an interest in history and politics, but the grounds of the Stormont Estate are a public park for everyone to enjoy. Walk past the double rows of red twig limes on either side of the Prince of Wales Avenue to get to the Parliament Buildings. The avenue is sometimes called the “Royal Mile.”

When the Assembly is in session you can join a free guided tour and learn about the history of Northern Ireland. It is a turbulent story and this is one of the best places in Belfast to learn the facts. Twice a week, you can watch live debates between the Members of the Legislative Assembly.

Head outside and admire the bronze and stone statues to your right, or the picturesque Stormont Castle to your left. Spend some time exploring the flower beds, lawns and woodland and have a family picnic.

Before you leave, enjoy the fitness trail or let the children roam free in the children’s adventure park.

The Stormont Parliament Buildings are about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of the city center and can be reached by bus and car. You disembark or park outside the estate and walk the rest.

Stormont Estate is open daily, with longer hours in summer, and is free of charge. You pay to enter the actual Parliament Buildings, which you can do on weekdays only. Tours run when the Assembly meets and as a result tours are not available on public holidays. The park has restrooms.

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Stormont Hotel
Stormont Hotel
4 out of 5
Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $133 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

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Stormont Hotel
Mountroyal Victorian Apartment £75. Pounds per Night 7 Nights 10% Discount
Mountroyal Victorian Apartment £75. Pounds per Night 7 Nights 10% Discount
449 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast, NIR
The price is CA $129 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Situated in Belfast, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Stormont Parliament Buildings and within 3 miles (5 km) of Waterfront Hall and St. George's ...

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Mountroyal Victorian Self Catering Apartment 2
Mountroyal Victorian Self Catering Apartment 2
449 Upper Newtownards Rd Belfast, Belfast, NIR
The price is CA $155 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

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Stormont Hotel
Stormont Hotel
4 out of 5
Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $133 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
Stormont Hotel
Mountroyal Victorian Apartment £75. Pounds per Night 7 Nights 10% Discount
Mountroyal Victorian Apartment £75. Pounds per Night 7 Nights 10% Discount
449 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast, NIR
The price is CA $129 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
Mountroyal Victorian Apartment £75. Pounds per Night 7 Nights 10% Discount
Mountroyal Victorian Self Catering Apartment 2
Mountroyal Victorian Self Catering Apartment 2
449 Upper Newtownards Rd Belfast, Belfast, NIR
The price is CA $155 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
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Mountroyal Victorian Studio Self Catering Apartment
Mountroyal Victorian Studio Self Catering Apartment
449 Upper Newtownards Rd, Belfast, NIR
The price is CA $155 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
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Avoca Farm, peaceful countryside location, fifteen minutes from Belfast.
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Avoca Farm, peaceful countryside location, fifteen minutes from Belfast.
Elegant Home From Home Ground Floor Apt & Parking 2 Mins Walk From Restaurants
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Greenwood Ave, Belfast, NIR
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Ashfield Bed and Breakfast
Ashfield Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
383 Holywood Rd, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $77 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
Ashfield Bed and Breakfast
Beautiful Belfast Holiday Home, Perfectly Located for City Break & Exploring NI
Beautiful Belfast Holiday Home, Perfectly Located for City Break & Exploring NI
34 Eastleigh Cres, Belfast, NIR
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Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $191 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
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