North Belfast Heritage Trail

North Belfast’s unique built heritage is a hidden gem stretching back to the 18th Century. In just over one mile 15 such buildings and sites sit, sometimes side by side, and collectively tell a fascinating story of our city’s past. These buildings also make up the North Belfast Heritage Cluster, whose goal is to use these vital assets to help deliver heritage-led regeneration.

Through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Great Place Scheme, the Cluster have been able to run a number of initiatives to create more awareness of these amazing buildings. This new Heritage Trail is their latest.

The Trail currently takes in 14 of these historically significant buildings, presenting information on the authentic character of each and sharing their captivating stories past and present.

All you need to do is look out for the #greatplacenorthbelfast QR codes on the outside of each. Simply scan the QR code with your device to read more about the building, including a significant artefact that lies within and a story uncovered from their archives. You will also have the opportunity to listen to a special recording of someone close to the building talking about their experiences of it.

Find out more, and download the map and route here.