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10 Random Facts About Belfast You Didn’t Already Know

 Here are 10 random facts about Belfast you just need to know...

1. Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where Game of Thrones is shot. You can tour the filming locations across Northern Ireland including The King's Road, Winterfell, The Wall and Dragonston!
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2. Belfast has the world's largest dry dock.
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3. Actor Liam Neeson was born in Belfast and had his stage premier at Belfast’s Lyric Theater.
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4. Belfast contains 3,000 acres of parks, many of them forested.
One of the most popular parks is Botanic Gardens in the Queen's Quarter built in the 1830s. Attractions in the park include the Tropical Ravine, rose gardens and all kinds of public events and concerts.
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5. You can experience a political taxi tour of Belfast’s murals!
The North of Ireland has become famous for the murals painted in almost every area of the country. These pictures of murals are often flashed around the world on news bulletins or used as a backdrop when interviewing people. –
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6. There’s even an annual bog snorkelling competition Competitors have to swim two lengths of a 60-yard bog drain with the aid of a snorkel, mask and flippers and without using any conventional swimming strokes.
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7. St George’s Market, built 1890-1896, is the only surviving covered Victorian market in Belfast.
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8. People travel from all over the world to see the hexagonal rocks at the Giant’s Causeway.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a mysterious, wonderful geological formation on the North East coast of Co Antrim steeped in myth and legend
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9. Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory is nationally renowned as one of the finest purveyors of handmade chocolates, fudge and boiled sweets, made from 100 year old recipes. –
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10. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ was first played live in the Ulster Hall.
Today’s top rock bands and popular music stars continue to make the Ulster Hall their venue of choice with a full programme of ‘A list’ concerts taking place throughout the year. –
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