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10 places around Queen’s to get the best Instagrams

16/08/2018

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Coming to our Open Day? Set your feed on fire at one of these awesome sites around the city.

10 places around Queen’s to get the best Instagrams Coming to our Open Day? Set your feed on fire at one of these awesome sites around the city.

1.Lanyon Building

Iconic with serious Hogwarts vibes. Yes, this is our university.

JACK Study Abroad Indonesia on Instagram: "#Repost @qubelfast ・・・ "Even the rainy days are pretty beaut at Queen's.": @danielsmythni * * #LoveQUB #QUB #QueensUniversity..."

24 Likes, 1 Comments - JACK Study Abroad Indonesia (@jackstudy.abroad) on Instagram: "#Repost @qubelfast "Even the rainy days are pretty beaut at Queen's.": @danielsmythni * ..."

2.Titanic Museum

On the site where the famous ship was built this is a 35-minute walk from campus or a short bus ride.

The very impressive #titanicmuseum Belfast. Highly recommended #Titanic

158 Likes, 2 Comments - Tom Flynn (@flynnstomgram) on Instagram: "The very impressive #titanicmuseum Belfast. Highly recommended #Titanic"

3.Belfast City Hall

In the heart of the city, (a 15 minute walk from campus) this is easily recognisable by the green domes.

Dreamy Belfast sunsets by @robsmyth_ - - - - #explorebelfast #belfasthistory #belfast #belfastcity #belfast #georgebestlife #hotel #travel #travelphotography #visitbelfast #visitni #northernireland #architecture #belfaststreets #repost #travelbook #travelstyle #citybreaks #uktravel #hotelier #hoteldeals #hotelstay #hotelboutique #cityhall #belfastcityhall

75 Likes, 2 Comments - The George Best Hotel (@georgebest_hotel) on Instagram: "Dreamy Belfast sunsets by @robsmyth_ - - - - #explorebelfast #belfasthistory #belfast..."

4.Belfast Castle

Perched in Cave Hill, its well worth the taxi ride.

A pretty perfect spot to watch the sun rise over Belfast A beautiful castle with some stunning views of the city Thanks for capturing & sharing: @newdaynewdestination ・・・ Belfast castle at sunrise. . . . . . . #visitireland #visitnorthernireland #visitbelfast #belfast #bestofbelfast #belfastcastle #chasinglight #chasingsunrise #passionpassport #newdaynewdestination #sheexplores #wearetravelgirls #girlmeetsglobe #landscapelover #girlsgoneglobal #girlvsglobe #thetravelgirltribe #worldtraveller #travelbug #exploremore #wakeup #travellove #photographyaddict #sunriseaddict #sunrisesky #color #explorebelfast

835 Likes, 11 Comments - Explore Belfast (@explorebelfast) on Instagram: " A pretty perfect spot to watch the sun rise over Belfast A beautiful castle with some stunning..."

5.Botanic Garden

Right behind the McClay Library, this is the perfect green space to chill in between lectures.

Beautiful summers day #palmhouse #botanicgardens #botanicgardensbelfast #botanicalgardensbelfast #belfast #northernireland #discoverni #exploreni #instaireland #ireland_passionwc #lovebelfast #bloom #flowers #flora

35 Likes, 1 Comments - Caroline (@carlo.donnelly) on Instagram: "Beautiful summers day #palmhouse #botanicgardens #botanicgardensbelfast #botanicalgardensbelfast..."

6.Stormont Parliament House

One of the only UK cities outside London with our very own parliament buildings. Taxi is the easiest way to get here.

~Parliament building - stormont belfast~ #parliamentbuilding #belfast #stormontbelfast #nothernireland

19 Likes, 1 Comments - Raj Sharma (@rksrajsharma) on Instagram: "~Parliament building - stormont belfast~ #parliamentbuilding #belfast #stormontbelfast..."

7.Albert Clock

A 20-minute walk from campus, this clock tower dates back to 1869.

Hello fountains. Nice to see you again. #Belfast #AlbertClock #CustomHouseSquare #DocumentBelfast

16 Likes, 2 Comments - Simon Fallaha (@simonfallaha) on Instagram: "Hello fountains. Nice to see you again. #Belfast #AlbertClock #CustomHouseSquare #DocumentBelfast"

8.Rise

Informally known as ‘The Balls on the Falls’ this modern sculpture is worth a snap.

#rainbow #ballsonthefalls #Belfast #rainyday #NornIron

40 Likes, 2 Comments - Prayag Ray (@prayag_ray) on Instagram: "#rainbow #ballsonthefalls #Belfast #rainyday #NornIron"

9.Victoria Square

The main city shopping district boasts a viewing gallery just 20 minutes from campus.

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10.The Big Fish

This 32m salmon was commissioned to mark the regeneration of the area around the River Lagan.

Backpacks & Brunettes on Instagram: "We each kissed the big fish, to gain its wisdom, saw Belfast's own leaning tower and had a some delicious cocktails before our flight back..."

53 Likes, 2 Comments - Backpacks & Brunettes (@backpacksandbrunettes) on Instagram: "We each kissed the big fish, to gain its wisdom, saw Belfast's own leaning tower and had a some..."

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Shing Him Mak

LLB Law| 1st year |Hong Kong

I am the President of Queen’s Hong Kong Society, an International Ambassador and a Campus Tour Guide. As chair of the Hong Kong society, I am responsible for uniting Hong Kong students across Queen’s campus through organised events and social activities with people from other UK universities and in my native Hong Kong. I particularly like my role as a Queen’s Ambassador as I like networking with new people. I like playing piano and exploring the country when I have some free time away from my studies. Having been in Northern Ireland for about a year, I can say it is a fabulous place to live and study with lovely people and scenery that I would have never seen if I studied elsewhere. As a law student, I find it interesting to see the differences between the law here and the law in my native Hong Kong.

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