Queen's Quarter, centred round Queen's University and the beautiful Lanyon Building, is bursting with artistic creativity and is renowned for its entertainment and nightlife.

It is also home to a treasure trove of fascinating shops and enticing restaurants and caf├ęs.

This part of Belfast has some of the funkiest bars in the city, as well as live music and comedy venues and pubs with traditional Irish music sessions.

South Belfast Life

BT9 has long been a highly desirable post code, indicative of one of the most affluent areas in the city:

Malone Road - close to the City Centre and University area and arguably one of the most beautiful locations in the city.

Stranmillis Avenue - adjacent to Queen's University and lined with idyllic trees, it has everything young professionals will need in their daily lives.

Ormeau Road - sitting on the south-most side of the city, it's beautiful, relatively quiet and a safe and lively area in which to live.

Botanic Avenue - the social hub of South Belfast, it's a safe and lively area to live.

South Belfast Life

Schools

Here are just some of the many outstanding schools to be found in South Belfast

  • Methodist College Belfast

    One of Northern Ireland's leading grammar schools, with an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

  • Victoria College Belfast

    A voluntary non-denominational independent grammar school catering for girls ages between 2-18 years old.

  • Wellington College

    A co-educational grammar that supports children of all backgrounds to achieve academic excellence.

  • Malone Integrated College

    Aims to support and encourage each student to achieve the best possible learning outcomes from their time at the school.

  • Rathmore Grammar School

    A Catholic co-educational grammar school which caters for 1,260 day pupils aged 11-19.

Out & About

  • Belvoir Park

    Covers 75 hectares with a number of historic sites, including a Norman motte which dates back to the 12th century.

  • Ormeau Park

    The first public park in Belfast, it is a green oasis for visitors with its original Victorian bandstand still in place.

  • Ulster Museum

    The largest museum in Northern Ireland, it houses rich collections of art, archaeology, history and science.

  • Friar's Bush Graveyard

    Belfast's oldest Christian site with possible links to St. Patrick (died 490).

  • Lagan Navigation

    Follows the path of the Lagan Navigation along its original towpath.

  • Botanic Gardens

    A public garden, first established in 1828 and home to two unique buildings: the Palm House and Tropical Ravine House.

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