What to do
What to do
A Rath or ringed fort can be found in Glencairn Park. These settlements date back to the Bronze Age and would have been protected dwellings for these ancient tribes. Four are known to exist in the area – the one in Glencairn is the only with easy access.
In the National trust property of Divis and Black Mountain there are at least four Bronze Age burial cairns and a site of a megalithic tomb.
The Shankill Graveyard is located at the top of the Shankill near where it joins the Woodvale Road.
Crumlin Road Jail and Courthouse are both listed buildings. The jail was designed and built by Charles Lanyon, one of the leading architects of the time. It was modelled on Pentonville Prison in London and built with black basalt from the Belfast Hills and sandstone from Scotland. It cost £40,000 to complete. The jail opened in 1846 one hundred and six men and women were made walk from the Carrickfergus jail it replaced. The prison closed it’s doors in 1996.
Crumlin Road Courthouse – built in 1850, Crumlin Road Courthouse was originally known as the County Courthouse. During the troubles many high profile paramilitary cases were tried here and several attempts were made to blow up the courthouse in the seventies and eighties. during prison transfer from courthouse to jail was via an underground tunnel, this afforded
How to get there - If you are on the Shankill Road head to Agnes Street, continue the length of the street, when you reach the traffic lights at the end turn right and the jail and courthouse will be in sight. From the City Centre, you can get the number 57 bus.
With unrivalled views over Belfast City – Farset International can cater for up to 120 people and if you have had to travel some distance to attend we can accommodate for up 76 people overnight. Click on link for more information
Spectrum Centre is situated at the heart of the Shankill. It is a multi purpose venue that can host up to 300 conference delegates. Personal Development courses can also be tailored to meet your needs. Click on link for more information.
Three are standing today - Brookfield and Edenderry Mills can found on the Crumlin Road at the junction with Tennent Stree
Visit the Spectrum Centre to find out more.