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Belfast's Crown Bar one of the 'most Instagrammed landmarks in UK'

The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast was ranked eleventh on the list
The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast was ranked eleventh on the list

A Belfast city centre pub has been name one of the "most Instagrammed" landmarks in the UK.

The Crown Liquor Saloon on Great Victoria Street was ranked as the eleventh most popular landmark on the photo-sharing platform, according to rankings compiled by Premier Inn.

The hotel chain looked at how many photos were shared of each site and how often there were search for on Google.

"Ever since being renamed and renovated in 1885, the Crown Liquor Saloon has been popular with Belfast locals, and now in 2019, the Victorian bar is popular with tourists too," the rankings state.

"Inside and out, beautifully ornate features and vibrant colours make for a place well worth drinking in, and posting photos of. The Crown Bar is an ideal stop-off on any visit to Belfast."

The Crown is the only landmark in Northern Ireland to make the 20-strong list.

A major tourist attraction the city, the building is owned by the National Trust and is designed in the style of a "traditional Victorian gin palace".

It features period gas lighting, a red marble-topped bar, mosaic tiled floor and snugs – ornately carved wooden booths with stained glass where Victorian drinkers could sit in private.

Over the years the Crown has had many famous visitors, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and was use a set for the 1998 David Caffrey film Divorcing Jack and the 1947 hit Odd Man Out.

At the top of Premier Inn's list of "Insta-Landmarks" was Peggy Porschen Cakes, followed by El&n Cafe, both of which are in London.

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