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“Belsonic 2014 !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Customs House
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Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Belsonic 2014 !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Came to Custom Square to see Kodaline and Tom Odell at the annual Belsonic festival. Great outdoor space for a great gig !

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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“Designed by Charles Lanyon in 1856”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

This beautiful building can be found between Donegall Quay and Victoria Street, in the center of Belfast. It's supposed to convey the power of the British Empire under Victoria, and the success of Belfast, as it expanded rapidly during the 19th century. The Square reminds me of Smithfield in Dublin, and it hosts concerts and civic receptions. It was officially launched on the 17th May 2005, and it cost approx. 4 million pounds. Tourists love to get their photo with the "Speaker" on the steps.

Visited September 2013
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Sligo, Ireland
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“Fantastic venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Went to see Ben Howard at Belsonic. Didn't realise it was an outdoor gig but luckily there were raincoats for sale! Brilliant idea. The guards were good craic, but kept control. The stage was well set up and you could see perfectly from nearly everywhere. The food was decently priced for a gig, £4 for a huge burger is not horrible, and £1 for a mineral (coke, fanta etc) was good enough too. At night the atmosphere was incredible, with fairy lights around the outer edges and the moon in the sky. Beautiful.

Visited August 2013
Thank Verlein
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Northern Ireland
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104 reviews
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“Speaker's Corner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Worth a stroll around before you go pose at the over rates big fish for pictures. Custom House is a beautiful building and the area has an interesting history. Trade Union icon Big Jim Larkin used the steps to address tens of thousands of workers. Now mostly used by skaters and sometimes as a concert venue, it's certainly worth a walk. It's also near McHugh's - a good pub for a pint and a place to watch the rugby/ grab some pub grub with friends.

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Comber, United Kingdom
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“Changing face of Belfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2005

Belfast is an ever changing city and is now currently enjoying a cultural boom, mainly along the river bank. The Customs house is a fantastic piece of architecture, unchanging, unmoved by the commotion around it. It is this commotion that has created Customs House Square, a new meeting centre for locals and tourists alike. The area has been totally re-modelled with fountains being installed beside the Albert Clock and an expanse of openness not normally seen in Belfast, encouraging one to relax The river Balckstaff runs underneath the Square and it has been incorporated into the design with the water features to highlight its importance in the history of the city.
Ok, so it’s not really a day trip, nor is it likely to be your only reason to visit Belfast but start here on your day around the Lagan, visit the weir, St Georges Market and the new trails along the riverbank to discover an altogether more relaxed, more enjoyable city.

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