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Friar's Bush

Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 0296
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Ancient yet so fresh. A stunning historical delicacy with overtones of moss and times gone by... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
critical_thinker212
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Worth waiting for!!

I've wanted to visit for ages and it was certainly worth the wait! Full of atmosphere and history... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
2020vision
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Dundonald, Belfast.
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Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Ancient yet so fresh. A stunning historical delicacy with overtones of moss and times gone by. Please visit xx

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I've wanted to visit for ages and it was certainly worth the wait! Full of atmosphere and history. Our guide from the Council, Adrienne, was superb!! She has so much knowledge and is more than happy to share it. Lots of very interesting gravestones and...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Arranged with Belfast City Council for a largish group to visit this amazing little gem hidden away. This is probably the oldest Christian burial site in Northern Ireland and as a result the headstones are very old and the ground is uneven, but what a...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Be certain to schedule a visit to this little cemetery. The story it tells of the history of Belfast and indeed Northern Ireland is incredible. A little peaceful oasis, too.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I booked a visit with a member of Belfast City Council guides. It lasted just over an hour. The ground is uneven so it really isn't suitable for wheelchairs or for people with walking difficulties. It is small but has a very interesting history and...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Firstly our tour guide Adrienne was excellent and very witty and knowledgeable. Friar's Bush is tucked away just off the Stranmillis Road in South Belfast near Queen's University. Highly recommended if you are visiting ( or not ) Belfast and want to know about some...More

1  Thank Anthony Q
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Like something out of a macabre horror movie complete with ancient slopping headstones, hawthorn trees and spooky atmosphere, Friar's Bush Graveyard is a perfect Tim Burton style dream. I had the chance to visit with a few friends for a guided lunchtime tour on Tuesday...More

2  Thank CiaraSlevin
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did the Halloween Tour of the Friars Bush. Spooky at night, especially when you know that this was where lots of cholera victims were laid to rest. Also the inventor of Belfast Bap Barney Hughes rests here.

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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Ordinarily, appointments are needed to tour the cemetery. However, we were walking past and noticed the gate unlocked, so we gave it a try. We rang the caretaker's bell and, as luck was with us, there was a small group touring at the time, so...More

4  Thank Shapley_Hunter
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

I was lucky enough to have Eamon Phoenix conducting a tour we did one Hallowe'en. Dr Phoenix, unlike so many historians, really has the skills and ability to bring history alive and make it interesting. Most noteably, the grave of Barney Hughes, the hugely successful...More

1  Thank Daytripper24182
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paul01Belfastuk
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yes - phone 028 90270296 who will take your number and the guy who opens the gates will phone you back
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