The Commercial Court in Belfast is given this name because it was once the commercial heart of Belfast. Several bronze panels pay homage to the pottery, whiskey merchants, and old iron foundry that once occupied its narrow cobbled streets. Over the years, different newspapers have also made their way to this place and since then, the area has been regarded as Belfast’s Fleet Street.
Today commercial court or as its now know as Cathedral Quarter is a popular place for locals and tourist. It’s full of great Irish traditional pubs and restaurants that you will love, one of them being the Duke of York.
Duke of York
Inside Duke of York, it offers you a closer look at the history of the area with artefacts on the walls such as items from the printing industry. On one of the walls, a poem by William Butler Yeats is featured. The bar is full of history and warmth and a place where you’ll always find people having a good time.
The alley’s multitude of hanging baskets blooms in summer, making this hidden spot one of the prettiest in Belfast. It’s a place that you shouldn’t pass by while you’re in Belfast. There is lots of amazing artwork around the Commercial Court that’s worth checking out.
Have you ever been to Commerical Court? or visited Duke of York? We would love to know 🙂
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