BELFAST - A WALK AROUND QUEEN’S QUARTER- REF-102984
Sections of the city are totally dominated by local institutions and this is especially noticeable if one visits what is now known as the Queen’s Quarter. Every business and commercial activity in the area depends on the existence and activities of the university or its students. The main university building in beautiful but the surrounding area is not as attractive as one might expect.
Queen's Quarter (also known as the University Quarter) is the southern-most quarter in Belfast and named after Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland's largest university. The Quarter is centred on the Lanyon Building, the University's most prominent building, designed by architect Sir Charles Lanyon, while Botanic Avenue, Stranmillis Road, University Road and Malone Road are the main thoroughfares through the area.
The Quarter encompasses a region bounded by the Ormeau Road, the Holylands and Stranmillis Embankment to the east and the Lisburn Road to the west.