Belfast’s Linen Quarter Tours


Once referred to as ‘Linenopolis’, Belfast became the linen capital of the world in the 19th century with factories, warehouses and other grand buildings springing up to the south of the Old White Linen Hall, now the site of City Hall. Lots of these architectural gems remain, as does the Grand Dame of Bedford Street, the Ulster Hall, built in 1862 and standing strong still as one of the oldest purpose built music halls in the British Isles.

Key Sites: City Hall and Titanic Memorial – May’s Church – St. Malachy’s Church – Ulster Hall – Ewart’s Building – Blackstaff Square – Ormean Baths – BBC Headquarters – Yorkshire House.

At a Glance


Tour Leaves: Front of Titanic Belfast

Languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Price: (Estimate Only – It is at the discretion of the available guide/guides if they deliver the tour when below the preferred minimum. If below 8, this may increase the price)

Groups: Based on Group Rates for Thomson Dry Dock 8- 20 guests per booking Adult £15; Children Under 5 Free; Children Under 16 accompanying Parents £3; Concession £11.00 (Students and 60+).

Private: £110 minimum for individuals/families – to be discussed with guide. Depends how many in private group.

Availability: All Year By Appointment

Request Booking:  Date, Tour Reference (E.g. 001), Morning or Afternoon, Number of People, Private or Public, Language, any disabilities.

Participants need to be prepared for all weather scenarios therefore good walking shoes, a waterproof coat and umbrella are advisable. Please advise guide if you have any special needs



Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association