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Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, it was used until 1882 as the Poor House. Today it is operated as a heritage and conference...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Clifton House 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES, Northern Ireland
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My mum and I visited Clifton House as part of The Poor House at Christmas tour. When we arrived we were greeted with homemade mince pies and tea and coffee.
Our tour guide Jim was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of Belfast history....More
A really interesting tour of both house and cemetery! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the place! I hadn't expected to enjoy it so much and even though it was raining on the day of our visit, it was still...More
Clifton House dates back to 1771 and was original ‘Work House’ in Belfast. We visited recently and had a tour of the building and grounds. There are people living in the converted accommodation around the courtyards whilst the main building is a working nursing home....More
The beautiful building and grounds are a joy to behold on their own, but the building tells a fascinating story about the social history of Belfast. Greatly enhanced by a passionate and knowledgeable guide, our visit to the house was educational and entertaining. A must-visit...More
We booked this tour knowing nothing about Clifton House or its place in the history of Belfast, despite the city being our birthplace. Our guide Aaron gave us a wonderful insight into the Belfast Charitable Society from its beginnings to its ongoing good work today....More
An very informative tour of Clifton House by guide, Aaron. He gave us a very knowledgeable insight as to what this Historic building was built for. So many “firsts” for Belfast within these walls. If it hadn’t been for the foresight of the Board, too...More
I took this tour today. I also work as a tour guide so I was impressed with Aaron's knowledge and delivery. He brought the place to life and was able to answer many questions about the times and the personalities involved. I'd recommend this tour...More
We went on the 3pm tour on a Monday and really enjoyed it! Our tour guide was a friendly young man who was obviously very interested and passionate about the history of the house and Belfast. He was very knowledgeable and keen to answer any...More
I highly recommend the tour of this historic house and nearby graveyard as it has such historical significance to Belfast . Our guide Aaron was just excellent and I learned so much about Belfast’s Poor House and those who were involved with it . Working...More