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Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre

3 Main Street, Belleek BT93 3FY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 6865 9300
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Wonderful!

I have always wanted to visit the Belleek Pottery in County Fermanagh and I was not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
720susieq
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Amazing Craftsmanship

The Belleek Pottery is well set up for a large throughput of visitors and is clearly on the tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin F
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Winner of the 2014 Northern Ireland Tourist Board "Best Visitor Experience 2014" Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre is home to one of the oldest working Potteries in the world beginning it's existence in 1857. Guided tours of the complete production facility are offered giving guests a real opportunity to see how the product has been made throughout the ages, from start to finish. Many of the unique tools and techniques are still used today being handed down from generation to generation. Guests are afforded the opportunity to also meet with the craftspeople along the way and even get the chance to try casting a new piece, dipping in transparent glaze, painting some of the beautiful hues of pastel colours or even breaking products in our QA rejects department! After the Pottery tour our guests are invited to relax in our Belleek tearoom and have a cup of coffee or lunch whilst looking out on the River Erne.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (45 reviews)
“each piece” (27 reviews)
“belleek pottery” (111 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3 Main Street, Belleek BT93 3FY, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 6865 9300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit the Belleek Pottery in County Fermanagh and I was not disappointed. It was a fantastic experience. The tour guides were extremely informative and seeing some of the craftspeople at work was a bonus. The museum and shop were great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Belleek Pottery is well set up for a large throughput of visitors and is clearly on the tourist route. There is plenty of parking so access is easy. Unsurprisingly there is a large shop which provides a good insight into the current range of...More

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour today. We saw the process and a few craftspeople working. It was a Saturday, so the factory was quiet. I’d recommend going on a weekday. The shop is filled with beautiful pieces and all price levels so you can take...More

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AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lisamarieclarktx, Thank you for your kind comments on your recent visit and I understand your comment on Saturday tours. Of course we do try to have as many craftspeople as is possible to join us on Saturdays bit it is not always possible to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really easy to get a large coach parked. Great coffee shop cafe. Large shop and museum. Excellent guided tour.More

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AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Carnalbanagh, Thank you for making a visit to Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre recently. Indeed, when designing the layout for the outside we tried hard to make coach parking as easy as possible for all of our weary coach drivers who visit us. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on tour of pottery making and got to see amd talk with the artists making Belleek pottery from the slip into molds to precise individual work of woven baskets, flower making, etc to glazing, firing, etc to final product. There is a cafe on...More

Thank Debra M
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AP_Goan, Company Director at Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Debra M, Thank you for your recent visit to Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre and I am glad to see that you found the tour informative as I can see you remember many of the different and fascinating production areas!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are traveling in NW Ireland (County Donegal area), and you like Belleek china and pottery, consider this destination as part of your itinerary. The Belleek visitor's center is accommodating. There are plenty of items for review and purchase. The center is geographically, slightly...More

Thank K2indy
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Greatest place for classy gifts and always a special set of items on sale. Beautiful tea pots and china mugs, always easy to deal with, they wrap and send overseas safely.

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We are big fans of Belleek's shamrock pattern and have collected pieces for years, but we had never visited the company until recently. We pre-purchased tickets for the tour and were met by Marie, the guide for the tour. Marie is an excellent representative of...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

A definite 'must visit' if you are in the area. The tour around this genuine working factory was fascinating and to see the pottery production process from start to finish was amazing. The guide was informative and all the workers were very friendly and happy...More

Thank Tartanteaser
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Scenic drive to Belleek on north, south border to impressive pottery and visitors centre. Welcome lunch in busy cafe, pepper quiche with salad was good choice. Visited large showroom display of traditional and modern pieces.lamps, vases, dinnerware, cutlery, jewellery.etc.impressive displays of traditional intricate pieces. Prebooked...More

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ger69
23 August 2016|
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Response from Eugene H | Reviewed this property |
Just threw out the stubs but not expensive, worth it for sure as you can see the time taken with each piece. Their website has prices. The museum is also worth the wait between tours plus a very good Tea room with quite... More
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travelmom2005
18 March 2016|
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Response from AP_Goan | Property representative |
I would advise allowing about three to four hours if you wish to have a leisurely yet fulfilling visit. A tour of our manufacturing process is a must and can take up to thirty minutes. We also have a fantastic museum which... More
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frankie19801976
20 May 2015|
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Response from AP_Goan | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and please note that we are open all bank holidays and all weekends. Please see below... Visitor Centre Opening Hours MON-FRI SAT... More
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