Northern Ireland has now turned a vital corner in its history and tourists are flocking here from all over the world to see its jewels that were for many years, completely off the tourism radar. I used to be a huge fan of North Wales but now Northern Ireland holds a special place in my heart also. Belfast Castle is one of those once hidden jewels, but now uncovered, shines brighter than it ever did before. Nestled on the slopes of the Cavehill Country Park this castle is steeped in Northern Ireland's history and very much worth a visit. Thanks to Belfast City Council this castle over a ten year period has had a 2 million pound refurbishment which once visited, is clear to see. Another house certainly worth a visit is Malone House which is also looked after and maintained by Belfast City Council. Just two more reasons to visit Belfast!
Belfast Castle estate is situated on the lower slopes of Cave Hill Country Park in north Belfast.
It contains both parkland and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points.
The estate is home to many different species of wildlife, including long-eared owls, sparrowhawks and Belfast's rarest plant, the town hall clock.
More information about the estate is available from Cave Hill Visitor Centre, located in Belfast Castle. You can call the centre directly on 028 9077 6925.
Park features include Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, Cave Hill Visitor Centre, landscaped gardens, a Millennium herb garden, ecotrails and orienteering routes.
We also offer refreshments (in Belfast Castle), scenic views, full car parking facilities and a wide variety of wildlife.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT15 5GR