- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Lisburn
Lisburn - a city for everyone
Lisburn – capital of Lagan Valley, a regional centre for life, work and leisure with a dynamic people looking forward together with confidence.
The 14th March 2002 was an historic occasion for Lisburn as this was the day the Borough was awarded City Status. The award was part of Her Majesty The Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
From firm foundations of invention and a world-renowned linen industry, Lisburn has developed a unique spirit of enterprise that has stimulated major investment from both home grown and international business.
Lisburn City has the highest inward investment outside Belfast, the only designated regional out-of-town shopping centre at Sprucefield, the lowest unemployment rates and the highest property prices in Northern Ireland, such is the desirability to live here.
Lisburn's rapidly expanding population enjoys a high standard of living, excellent housing provision, as well as the very best education and health services. These complement its unrivalled sports and recreational facilities and retail provision.
The new multi-functional Lagan Valley Island, on the banks of the River Lagan, identifies Lisburn as a leading centre for arts and culture. The impressive Lagan Valley LeisurePlex has also established itself as a mecca for the sporting enthusiast, complete with Northern Ireland's largest leisure pool, boasting the fastest water ride in all of Ireland.
Shopping facilities are extensive. Lisburn is home to all major high street names while retaining the character of local independent traders. The city has seen some of the largest retail developments locate in the city in recent years including the opening of the award-winning Lisburn Square, the expansion of Bow Street Mall and the development of Sprucefield, making it the perfect location for shoppers from across Ireland.
By travelling only a few miles outside the city centre visitors can enjoy the rich heritage and individual characteristics of all our towns and villages, learn about the historical significance of Hillsborough, enjoy the spectacular floral showpieces on display in Moira during the summer months or head south towards the Mountains of Mourne and the rolling hills of the Dromara countryside.