About Riddel Hall
Map reference: D10 (south of St Bartholomew’s Church and Ridgeway Street on Stranmillis Road):
Riddel Hall is a grade-2 red brick listed building, set in its own attractive landscaped grounds. It was founded in 1913 as a residence for female students at Queen's University Belfast thanks to a donation of £25,000 by Eliza and Isabella Riddel. It has been sympathetically renovated to retain many of the original features including fireplaces, wood panelling, bannisters and iron work. Alongside the original building and joined to it by a glass walkway is a state of the art Conference and Training Centre, accommodating a lecture theatre and a large function space.
Walking from the City Centre
Riddel Hall is around 30 minutes' walk from the City Centre.
Walking from the Europa Bus Centre on Great Victoria Street (map ref D7), head towards Shaftesbury Square, then on to University Road. Pass the main Queen's University building (map ref D9) before veering left along Stranmillis Road. On Stranmillis Road, walk through the Stranmillis shops, and past St Bartholomew's Church. Riddel Hall (map ref D10) is on the same side of the street as St Bartholomew's and has a red brick entrance with security barriers.
Bus from the City Centre
Metro bus timetables and routes (please note that a reduced holiday timetable may in operation over the Easter period).
Bus service 8a (Erinvale, Finaghy) picks up from Donegall Square East and the Great Northern Mall (Great Victoria Street) and will drop off near the entrance to Riddel Hall on the Stranmillis Road (ask the bus driver where you should get off).
More frequent services 8B and 8D are also available, but you will need to get off the bus at Queen's University (Lanyon Building) and Riddel Hall is a ten/fifteen minute walk from here.
Local Taxi Companies
- Valuecabs +44 28 9080 9080
- Fonacab +44 28 90 33 33 33
Activities in and Around Belfast
Visit Belfast provides comprehensive information on Belfast's main attractions, activities, events and restaurants. Key attractions include the award-winning Titanic Belfast, Belfast City Hall, the Ulster Museum and Queen's University Belfast. If you have more time for your visit, a number of local coach companies run tours to the Giant's Causeway and the Game of Thrones film locations.