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Victoria Square Review
Occupying an eight-block site in central Belfast, Victoria Square has changed the Belfast skyline with a Disneyland-like complex of shopping malls and residences, adding a fresh dimension to the retail world. The flagship 800,000-square-foot Victoria Square shopping complex, all glittering steel, is presided over by a vast geodesic glass dome eight stories high. The center has attracted leading London brand names to Northern Ireland. The House of Fraser department store is the main anchor tenant and designer shops such as Cruise, Hugo Boss, Reiss, and All Saints also provide shoppers their fix of happiness. Coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, and an eight-screen cinema are also on-site. Offering a delightful architectural contrast, the complex incorporates noted Victorian landmarks such as the McErvel's Seed Warehouse and the Royal Belfast Ginger Ale Manufactury. Make your way up to the viewing gallery for great views of Belfast—admission is free. The Q-Park (www.q-park.co.uk) provides 1,000 parking spaces and is open 24/7.
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Below is my trip report of our trip in Sept/Oct 2013. Read more
For those not reading the long report ("Ireland with a Northern Twist"), here's a "visual" trip report--a link to the pix:
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My husband and I have booked a 7-night trip to Ireland in mid-June, where we plan to pick up a rental car in Dublin and embark on a driving tour. Read more