Stormont has had a colourful history: from Carson to
Trimble, from Pavarotti to Paisley. The magnificent
grounds offer an ideal setting for walking, jogging,
picnics and even open air concerts.
The Prince of Wales Avenue stretches for a mile to
the foot of the sixty steps leading into Parliament
Buildings. The Parliament Buildings were first used
in November 1932. They were constructed in Greek classical
tradition, from Portland stone, mounted on a granite
base, quarried from the Mountains of Mourne. During
the Second World War the outside of the building was
painted black to prevent attacks from German bombers.
Tours around the impressive Parliament Buildings are
possible to arrange but you must get sponsorship from
an Assembly Member. Assembly Members can sponsor up
to forty people per day and can be contacted by telephone