Lagan Weir and Lookout
1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA
+44 28 9031 5304
Within walking distance of the City Hall
, the Lagan Weir and Lookout has emerged as one of Belfast's prominent visitor attractions. The Weir, a series of computer controlled steel gates that rise and fall with the tide, was built to maintain a fixed water level, creating possibilities for angling and other recreational pursuits along the river. The Visitor Centre is built at the original mouth of the river crossing that gave Belfast its name, where the city's earliest origins lie. Inside are audio-visual exhibitions on the functions of the Weir and the history of Belfast. You'll enjoy superb views of the Customs House
and Albert Clock Tower
from here. Visit the Weir after dark and you'll see it dramatically illuminated by gas-filter blue light that shimmers across the water.