Things to do in Lisburn

Top Things to Do in Lisburn, County Antrim - Lisburn Attractions

Things to Do in Lisburn

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  • Louise A
    1 contribution
    My friend and I visited today and wow, what an experience it was. Our tour guide, Ray was very knowledgeable, friendly and just overall brilliant. Definitely a must to anyone wanting to visit! Couldn’t fault it. Keeping history and the present alive.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Ben
    1 contribution
    Had an amazing time, staff were all brilliant and food was great. Will definitely be back brilliant night!
    Written 18 November 2021
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  • Martin E
    Belfast, UK8 contributions
    Learned a lot of local history from my 3 visits in the last year, staff very knowledgeable of the Linen era and much much more I’m sure.
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • Martin E
    Belfast, UK8 contributions
    I like this place very much, bright and spacious, helpful staff. Clean and comfortable, quiet, local art on display.
    Temperature moderate.
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • HanzBananz
    15 contributions
    Such a lovely park for a quiet walk, or a bit of exercise or a play park for the kids, it really ticks all the boxes, even has free parking and and ice cream truck. The park is always immaculately kept. Just a nice day out.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Anne D
    1 contribution
    Great place for a spring walk.Very peaceful with an interesting history We bumped into John, a local volunteer who gave us an impromtu tour and explained the unique geography of the place. I'd highly recommend taking a trip there.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • jsvatoews
    Bratislava, Slovakia111 contributions
    Very nice little park. Clean, great views, public toilets, and lots of seating. Also historic information on the park and surrounding buildings.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • CarolineLisburn
    Lisburn26 contributions
    Such an interesting place to walk round and even stop for a coffee. Everyone there is very friendly. Highly recommend!
    Written 11 June 2019
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  • DJM
    Lisburn, UK3 contributions
    Bow Street Mall used to be up there with some of Northern Ireland’s best shopping centres, but in the last couple of years, a loss of several stores including some major anchor tenants have left Bow Street Mall with a very empty and depressing atmosphere. The losses of BHS, TK Maxx, M&S and H&M among others have left the centre with several empty units which really puts people off and reflects the sad decline of a once thriving and busy shopping centre. The bottom end of the mall is especially off putting and really lets it down, with the huge BHS and Hanna & Browne units still lying empty years later, not to mention the several signs still up inside and outside the centre advertising BHS. What impression does this give advertising a store that went into administration 4 years ago?

    Surely there are changes the owners of the centre could make to make it more appealing? Why not refurbish the main mall with new signage and decorating? Why not revamp the depressing food court? Surely Primark could expand into the empty TK Maxx unit next door, or relocate to the huge BHS unit with direct access to the car park. Perhaps a small supermarket could occupy the old M&S food store. Maybe parking should be made free like most other shopping centres in Northern Ireland, because having to pay for parking really puts people off. It’s changes like these that will attract new retailers to the centre and return Bow Street Mall to the great shopping centre it once was
    Written 2 April 2020
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  • Rebecca M
    Perth, Australia55 contributions
    Went here for the Hilden Beer festival, which was a great day out. Some really nice beers, unfortunately the nicest beer we tried ran out before the sun even set! Poorly managed event when you run out of beer but it was still a great day. Walking distance to the train station, which is handy.
    Written 19 September 2016
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  • Rosemary
    1 contribution
    Beautiful setting, very friendly staff. Menu and drinks served quickly. Food was beautiful but there wasn't enough food on our plates .. we came away wanting something else.. we had main course & dessert..
    Written 27 February 2022
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  • DanLin P
    Denia, Spain106 contributions
    Thank you Jennifer, Linda and Ricky. A lovely interesting centre with some lovely gifts and products ... very very helpful caring staff ... a must to visit before exploring the area!
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • griff888
    Cork, Ireland245 contributions
    We visited this building on a recent visit. There we met a young lady who knew her history of the building. It was great to hear the strikes of times past and not too distant past. Great visit.
    Written 2 May 2016
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  • Robert W
    Lisburn, UK3,116 contributions
    When I arrived this morning (for my first visit to the R-Space Galery) - an "Art Class" was attending a "live" presentation by a renowned Applied Artist, Sharon Adams - of her Art Exhibition, entitled "Horizon".
    A lively discussion took place between the class tutor, the Artist and those attending.

    The "applied" Artist, Sharon Adams, described her artistic models and exhibits - and explained her "Applied" approach - to Art.

    The "foundation" for her work centred around her County Antrim home farm (in family ownership for five generations) and the surrounding countryside.

    Artefacts (including metal from old farm gates) and archaeological "finds" were incorporated into her "Applied Art" exhibits.

    A fascinating, original and innovative presentation (even for me - with very limited knowledge and interest in the Art Scene!).

    The Sharon Adams exhibits continue until 7th February 2020.

    Opening Hours: 11 am - 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday: Closed Sunday & Monday.
    T/N 028 9266 3179:
    Wheelchair accessible Entrance. FREE ADMISSION.

    Recommended - but enquire about current exhibits - before your visit.

    (Previews are on the first Saturday of each exhibition 2 - 4 pm.).
    Written 30 January 2020
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  • DJM
    Lisburn, UK3 contributions
    Lisburn Square has been on the decline ever since the day it opened and was quickly left looking like a ghost town, with nearly all of its units lying empty for several years, eventually losing anchor tenants Next and Argos, who despite the surrounding vacant units, clung on for years until their leases had ended. However, in the last few years the square has seen some new tenants that have helped bring footfall back. In the last year especially, the square has seen the arrival of a new office facility, a new shoe shop in the former Next unit as well as other new stores. As of now a new hotel is currently being constructed and several of the vacant units have ‘agreed’ signs on the windows, which is a very positive sign of improvement for a once failed retail destination. Hopefully these projects will attract even more customers to the square, and allow it to continue to improve and turn into the thriving retail destination it was initially intended to be.

    On a separate note, the square also has great underground car parking facilities which are convenient and provide easy access to the rest of the city centre. However, the car park level also houses the squares toilet facilities, which are an absolute disgrace. Currently all customers are ‘temporarily’ limited to the disabled toilets. This has been the case for over a year. Using the one toilet facility would not be recommended, given that it is not unusual to find drug needles on the floor of the toilets. Hopefully these issues will be fixed before the hotel opens later this year.
    Written 2 April 2020
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