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Open Heritage Belfast: Rediscovering Donegall Place

Join UAH and Belfast City Council for the launch of FREE online tours of Belfast City Centre, 12th & 13th September 2020 for #EHODNI 2020

Posted on: 12th September 2020

Open Heritage Belfast Returns with new online tours. Join UAH and Belfast City Council for the launch of FREE online tours of Belfast City Centre, 12th & 13th September 2020 for European Heritage Open Days, 2020.

Each year for European Heritage Open Days, Open Heritage promotes understanding and access to built heritage in Belfast. This year Open Heritage goes online! The first of our virtual online guided tours will allow you to see the fascinating history of buildings of Donegall Place, either on the ground with your mobile device, or remotely – even from the comfort of your home!

Donegall Place, grandiloquently bookended by City Hall is one of Belfast’s most iconic streets. Laid out in the eighteenth century as Linen Hall Street, it evolved from a place of substantial private houses to encompass commerce, culture and shopping – and more.  Above modern shopfronts you can see a simple Georgian terrace right up to the grandest of Victorian department stores, illustrating Belfast’s growth and character.

Take the tour to delve into the past, learn more about buildings that have been lost, the social histories of Belfast entrepreneurs once known internationally, and also celebrate architectural gems that remain.  Follow the evolution of the evolution of the streetscape and spot the quirky adornments – from a fairy-tale castle to the head of a Highland Chief!

Available from 12th September 2020. No download required.

 

*Important Update** Due to new #Covid19 recommendations, UAH will not be in attendance at the gates of City Hall to help you to get started with our new online #OpenHeritage tour tomorrow 12th and Sunday 13th September.

Good news! You can take the tour from the comfort of your own home. Click the image above to get started. Follow UAH for updates, help and further information on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

More Open Heritage Belfast online offerings to follow. Keep up to date. Follow #OpenHeritageBelfast

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