Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

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The Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a developing area of the city, roughly situated between Royal Avenue near where the Belfast Central Library building is, and the Dunbar Link in the city centre. From one of its corners, the junction of Royal Avenue, Donegall Street and York Street, the Cathedral Quarter lies south and east. Part of the area, centred on Talbot Street behind the cathedral, was formerly called the Half Bap. The Cathedral Quarter also contains the former area of The Half Bap that is where the mac theatre is built on and also the Encore hotel is also built on this area called the Half Bap district which was Belfast District 1 on the postcode the This area should be called the Half Bap QUARTER it says hanging on the wall facing the Duke of York Bar The Half Bap. The "Little Italy" area,was on the opposite side of Great Patrick Street centred on Little Patrick Street and Nelson StreetThe Cathedral Quarter extends out to the edge of what can be referred as the old merchant quarter of the city. Past where the merchant area meets the Cathedral Quarter is still mostly merchant trade and services orientated and undeveloped for visitor services.The Cathedral Quarter is so called because St Anne's Cathedral lies at its heart. St. Anne's or Belfast Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral.HistoryTraditionally, the Cathedral Quarter was the centre of Belfast's trade and warehousing district, which sprung up directly from the prosperous linen and shipbuilding industries. The quarter still retains some of Belfast's oldest buildings and thoroughfares, including Waring Street and Hill Street.
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  • Had some fun going around the cathedral quarter, some really nice little restaurants and bars scattered throughout. Nice ambience and some lovely archtitecture.  more »
  • Great place for a night out either in a pub or in a restaurant. Lots always going on don’t miss it if you can. New place to have a night out in Belfast  more »
  • We very much enjoyed staying in this mainly Victorian quarter of Belfast We loved the ambience, the architecture and the buildings  more »

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