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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  • This area seems to have grown rapidly over the last few years now it is full of wee streets with great bars and restaurants great atmosphere , a must for young and old if you are in Belfast.  more »
  • Great area of pubs old and new; restaurants mixed budgets. Harp bar (not the original-but good revamped) will always have music on; Duke of York stalwart pub with outside drinking a la Quays in Galway...  more »
  • This district think that Belfast Central, more shopping, one of the few places to buy. It lies between the beginning of the shopping street and the Mall citizen and become one. Nice to spend the time, remember that on Sundays throughout the city and also in this neighborhood apart from drinking a beer nothing you can do after six in the evening
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Belfast's tourist-friendly and conveniently pedestrianized city center is filled with hotels for a range of budgets. From here, you can easily explore most tourist sites on foot or by bicycle. For an authentic Belfast experience, consider booking a room at a B&B, hostel, or guesthouse. Alternatively, international brand names and boutique one-offs offer top-notch amenities. The city center also houses nightclubs and pubs, where you can enjoy an ice-cold pint and mingle with the locals.
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