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Queen's Quarter

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Hidden : 07/18/2016
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Geocache Description:

This multi is designed to bring you on a short tour of some of the highlights in the Queen's Quarter area of Belfast.

Stage 1: The Lanyon Building

The given coordinates are for stage 1 and bring you outside the Lanyon Building. Designed by architect Charles Lanyon in 1849, the university had 23 professors and 343 students when it opened. In 2014/2015, the university had 23,853 students.

To find A: the year the 'most favoured route south' was completed, 18A1.

Stage 2: University Street

University Street is the very centre of the Queen's Quarter and Stranmillis Village, with the Lanyon Building and the Students Union sitting opposite each other.

To find B: the year the college for training of ministers was founded, 18B5

Stage 3: Whitla Hall

William Whitla was a physicist and politician born in Monaghan. Whitla studied medicine and Queen's and was a wealthy man. Upon his death, money was set aside to build an assembly hall, what is now Sir William Whitla Hall.

To find C: Underneath the blue plaque, there's another plaque. Find the year: 19C0.

Stage 4: John Bell Blue Plaque

John Bell was a Belfast-born physicist and the originator of Bell's theorem. He studied at Queen's and subsequently at the University of Birmingham.

To find D: The last digit mentioned on the blue plaque.

Stage 5: Eco Sculpture

Eco stands outside McClay Library and was unveiled for the centenary of the university in 2008.

To find E: How many letters in the first name of the person who unveiled the sculpture

Stage 6: Botanic Gardens

Opened in 1828 as private gardens, the Botanic Gardens sits on 28 acres and houses the Ulster Museum.

To find F: The cost of selling the gardens to Belfast Corporation, £F0,5000

Stage 7: Friar's Bush Graveyard

Friar's Bush is believed to be Belfast's oldest cemetery, dating back to pre-Christian times.

To find G: The distance from the River Lagan, G50 metres

The Cache

The cache can be found at:

N 54 3(F+G).(A+B)(B/G)(C) W 005 5(E+F).(C-E)(D)(B+G)

The cache is a camouflaged container. Please bring your own pen and be stealthy!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fznyyre, aba-ohmmvat bar!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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