Belfast Tour is Must-See Music Attraction
VisitBritain names Belfast Music Tour as a must see music landmark attraction
Belfast is very firmly centre stage on the map of Britain’s musical attractions – and that’s official.
The Belfast City Council-backed ‘Belfast Music Tour’ has been acclaimed as one of the top ten must see music landmark attractions in the United Kingdom, by the official tourism website, VisitBritain.
The weekly tour is in good company on Britain’s musical landscape. It stands alongside landmark sites such as the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the ‘British Music Experience’ at London’s O2 Arena and Abbey Road studios.
Other national landmarks include two legendary venues – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow and Manchester Salford Lads Club, where The Smiths were photographed for their 1986 album, The Queen Is Dead – the iconic Millennium Centre in Cardiff and Spillers, the oldest record store in the world, also in Cardiff.
The Belfast Music Tour leaves from Katy Daly’s bar on Ormeau Avenue at 2pm every Saturday. Organized by the Oh Yeah Music Centre, the tour takes in many of Belfast’s own musical landmarks, such as the birthplaces of James Galway, Van Morrison and the late Gary Moore, and historic venues such as the Maritime Hotel and Ulster Hall.
Tickets can be obtained from the Belfast Welcome Centre in Donegall Place, or via www.belfastmusic.org.