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Belfast Castle is set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, in a prominent position 400 feet (120 m) above sea level. Its location provides unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough.
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|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
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We loved walking the gardens of this castle! There's a little cafe in the basement of the castle and places to sit outside overlooking Belfast. Kid friendly but not wheelchair accessible. You can't go inside and tour the castle, but there is a visitor's desk with pamphlets and stuff.
A Beautiful Historic Building in Belfast, Not quite the traditional castle but hey its Irish. One of this location best features is the grounds and country park that it sits in. This area also contains a playground for kids, is very dog friendly (off leash) and caters for BBQ's in the summer. If you have time to kill or just want to go explore somewhere nice quickly not far from Belfast then this is a good shout.
Took our friends from England here for a drink after walking up Cave Hill. Grounds of the castle are lovely and very well maintained. Great outside seating area. Wait time for a drink was a bit too long. Seemed to only be one lady serving and she was rushed off her feet😏
Beautiful location near Belfast zoo, about 20 minutes from the city centre of you are driving. The castle can host weddings, and offers beautiful gardens to walk around, with adequate parking available. The cave hill nature walks also begin and end within the castle, roughly an hour long walk through the forest and up to cave hill. Walking shoes / hiking boots would be recommended as it is dirt paths and quite steep in places.
lovely castle set in beautiful formal grounds. The Cave Hill Park is also there to explore. Much less formal but a perfect for a ramble up to the Caves or the Napoleon's Nose for spectacular views over Belfast.
Stunning castle and garden! Looks more modern than a lot of the castles in Ireland. The castle is up on a hill and has a beautiful view of Belfast. You’re able to go inside and see the rooms. You can book the space for meetings as well.
What can I say, stunning! The landscape is well maintained. The children had fun trying to find the decorative cats in the gardens. We only stayed in the gardens. Unable to comment on the inside But down a little lane is a beautiful play park for kids. You pay to get it, so obviously it's well looked after.
The place near cave hill which is an interesting trek.. The view from top of cave hill is breathtaking.. can go for a trek any weekend and come back by noon..
An old castle now turns into a government building. Only accessible by car/taxi/uber, but not a public transport. Every room has now got a new function as either conference room, dining room or party room for special occasions. I love it as I can travel in and out almost every area of the castle. The toilets are marvelous, so please have a try.
Very pretty and scenic place. Beautiful building and gardens on a hillside location with fantastic views over Belfast Lough and surrounding countryside.Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Food wise, it's not really up to the standard expected from a supposedly high end restaurant and tourist attraction. Could put more effort into the tourist attraction side of things as it's left up to visitors to find their own way around, also the video information screen was not working when I was there. A busload of Japanese tourists arrived while I was there and I felt disappointed that it wasn't up to the standard they would be expecting.
Wonderful time with my family. Amazing views and lovely place to enjoy with your best labs!!! See you soon
Courtyard and the castle were very pretty. Much smaller than i expected and not much to see or learn about, but still worth the trip up. The real view comes from hiking up cave hill behind it and seeing the whole town! Didn't stop at the cafe or restaurant so i can't rate those sadly. There's a small bit of history offered and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Well kept grounds. Dogs to be kept on lead so children can enjoy the embankments. Amazing views over Belfast and surrounding areas. The castle itself is a historical building. There are disabled parking bays near the entrance into the castle building. Toilets available and information area where there are information leaflets in other languages that are helpful. If you enjoy walking they have well signposted walks up the Cavehill above the castle grounds. Well worth the visit
The castle on the outside is gorgeous. On the inside it's pretty plan. It's been converted to a place for weddings and such. Can't beat the views from Belfast from here.
-There is a great restaurant at the bottom of the building. -It is free. -Also there are a lot of cat statues and pictures in the garden. You can make a great catcounting game there. -If you are there do not miss the trails leading up to the cliffs. Also do not make a short cut, do not get off the trails. It does not worth it.
Lovely castle and garden with great walking trails around Cave Hill, although very muddy in the winter so bring suitable footwear. Beautiful views over the city. Visitor centre gave the children a map to find all the cats in the garden which was fun. Couldn't find any bins in the carpark, which may be problematic.
Lovely site on a gorgeous winter's day. Castle is very nice with plenty of parking. Self-guided tour is short but worth doing. Hadn't been for nearly 15 years prior to this visit. Would certainly return again!
Well kept grounds. Dogs to be kept on lead so children can enjoy the embankments. Amazing views over Belfast and surrounding areas. The castle itself is a historical building. Toilets available and information area. If you enjoy walking they have well signposted walks up the Cavehill above the castle grounds. Well worth the visit