The Ulster Museum is located in The Botanic Gardens in Belfast and has around 8000 metres of display space. The museum features collections of Fine Art, Applied Art, Archaeology, Spanish Armada, Local History, and Geology.
The Causeway was formed 50 to 60 million years ago when Co. Antrim was subjected to intense volcanic activity. The lava rose through the chalk beds and cooled to form the hexagonal columns we see today. The height of the columns mainly depended on how fast the lava cooled. Most of the Basalt columns are hexagonal but some are known to have four, five, seven or even eight sides.
Milltown Cemetary is located on the Falls Road in Belfast, Co.Antrim. It opened in in 1869 and aproximately 200,000 of Belfast's citizens are buried there. Those interred there are mostly Roman Catholic, working class citizens.
Belfast Botanic Gardens is a public park occupying 28 acres of South Belfast popular with tourists and students. The gardens are situated on the stranmillis road, a few hundred metres from Queens University, with the Ulster Museum at the main entrance.
Crumlin Road Jail is a former prison situated in North Belfast. It is the only victorian prison left in Northern Ireland. The prison is a Grade A listed building because of its architectural and historical significance. An underground tunnel connects Crumlin Road Jail to Crumlin Road Courthouse situated at the opposite side of the road. This tunnel was ideal for transporting prisoners safely, quickly and easily to their trials. During the prisons opening in 1846 and its closing in 1996 it held approximately 25,000 prisoners.
In 1740 an artist named Susanna Drury made two gouache drawings of The Giant's Causeway - one viewed from the east and one from the west. Virtually nothing is known about Drury, but she did exceptionally well at capturing the appearance of the basalt formations. Engravings were made from her drawings in 1743/44 and were widely circulated throughout Europe. In 1765, volume 12 of the great French Encyclopédie was published, containing an article on the "Pave des geans," or Giants’ Causeway.
A view of the beautiful Binevenagh, the western extent of the Antrim Plateau formed around 60 million years ago by molten lava. The plateau and steep cliffs extend for over 6 miles across the peninsula of Magilligan and dominating the skyline over the villages of Bellarena, Downhill, Castlerock and Benone beach.