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Interesting and enjoyable

The guided tour of the factory is both interesting and enjoyable. All major steps in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gtm_2015j
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Dublin, Ireland
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Informative & enjoyable tour

Visited here with the children(aged 12 & 9) & hubby not really knowing what to expect but was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emmachoo
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Hillsborough,Northern Ireland
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Winner of the 2014 Northern Ireland Tourist Board "Best Visitor Experience 2014" Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre is home to one of the oldest working Potteries in the world beginning it's existence in 1857. Guided tours of the complete production...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3 Main Street, Belleek BT93 3FY, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The guided tour of the factory is both interesting and enjoyable. All major steps in the manufacturing of this renowned pottery is explained and there's the option to ask some of the workers about it. At the end, a browse through the gift shop would...More

Thank gtm_2015j
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear gtm_2015j, Thank you for your recent visit to Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre and happy to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with the children(aged 12 & 9) & hubby not really knowing what to expect but was very interesting to learn about how Belleek pottery pieces are made. Connor was our guide & was very friendly & welcoming & was able to answer questions...More

Thank emmachoo
AP_Goan, Company Director. at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear emmachoo, Thank you very much for making the visit to our Visitor Centre. I can see that you and your family had a good experience during your time with us. And, on another note, we do indeed very much welcome children of all ages...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Joanna as our tour guide and she was great. We had our four children 2 teens 2 younger with us and we all really enjoyed. Very good value tour and the tea rooms and gift shop are lovely. Highly recommended.More

Thank lorbyrne
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lorbyrne, Thank you for your recent visit and your positive comments . I am so glad to see that you took all of your family on tour and we positively encourage all parents to do the same. So what if a few pieces are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, I've got to admit....this wasn't on my list of things in Ireland that I just had to see. The idea of taking a tour of a pottery factory sort of left me cold. That said, I knew my wife would enjoy it, so we...More

Thank Linerguy
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Linerguy, Thank you for your honesty!!! Quite often I find the comments on here that someone visited even though they were not into visiting factory centres and, always, the feelings are the same.... what a great visit and ..glad to have made the stop....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Belleek was on my list of stops in Northern Ireland. My husband was not familiar with Belleek in advance of our stop here, and he was not originally anticipating a good time here - but when we left he said that he really enjoyed the...More

Thank Kathy G
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kathy G, Thank you for your recent visit and your very positive comments on the experience. Yet again, I find the situation where someone is not sure if they will enjoy a visit and yet do, in absolute terms, that is always great for...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve loved Belleek pottery for years, so it was great to get a tour and watch the artisans at work! They were friendly and our guide let us touch things. The tour was reasonably short. We ate in the cafe and shopped in the gift...More

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AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Polly H, Thank you for your recent visit to the Pottery and I am glad to see you found the experience in both the Visitor Centre and the Belleek Tea Room worthy of your positive comments.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our tour took us through the factory where we got to see the various stages that the pottery goes through and the talented craftsmen/women who create these stunning pieces. The gift shop was lovely and I loved that they will ship your items to the...More

Thank Debi M
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Debi M, Thank you for your kind comments on your recent visit and I am glad that you had a great experience with us. And what a great way to end the visit by having a bite to eat in our Belleek Tearoom and...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The tour was on Saturday and most of the staff had the day off.Much of the production line was still, but there was a skeleton staff to show the major step-by-step process. The tour focuses on the formation, decoration, painting and application of details. The...More

Thank travelbob1
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear travelbob1, Thank you for visiting us and taking the Pottery Tour. Indeed this is the highlight of the visit and one not to be missed. The Pottery Tour encompasses the complete production process and offers the opportunity to converse with all of our craftspeople...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Belleek Pottery has been making fine Parian china since 1857. Everything here is completely handmade, and the quality is incredible. I was truly impressed not only by the showroom/shop, but the tour itself which showed us the entire process, as well as allowed us to...More

Thank Victoria K
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Victoria K, Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent visit to the Pottery and I am glad that you got to do some work for us for free as well!! Part of the unique experience of the visit is the guided...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped again. Popped to the cafe for a pot of tea and cake, great pot of tea served in a beautiful Belleek teapot. I went on the tour again around the factory and saw a lot more of the process that goes into making the...More

Thank Doune369
AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Doune369, Thank you for visiting us for the third time now as well!!! We really appreciate your support. If ever there was a true testament to the Belleek experience then this is it. We welcome everyone in the Fermanagh area to stop in with...More

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Andrea P
1 July 2018|
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Response from AP_Goan | Property representative |
Hello Andrea, Yes the complete Pottery Tour is on the ground floor with easy access to all of our craftspeople. I do hope that you can join us on one of the tours. Please ask for me at reception and I will ensure that your... More
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ger69
23 August 2016|
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Response from Eugene H | Reviewed this property |
Just threw out the stubs but not expensive, worth it for sure as you can see the time taken with each piece. Their website has prices. The museum is also worth the wait between tours plus a very good Tea room with quite... More
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travelmom2005
18 March 2016|
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Response from AP_Goan | Property representative |
I would advise allowing about three to four hours if you wish to have a leisurely yet fulfilling visit. A tour of our manufacturing process is a must and can take up to thirty minutes. We also have a fantastic museum which... More
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