Belfast Castle & Cave Hill Visitor Centre

Publish Time:2019-10-29 08:41:18Source:Belfast

【Introduction】:Belfast Castle is located in the Cave Hill area of north Belfast. It was built in the 1860s and is one of the city s most famous landmarks.

Belfast Castle is located in the Cave Hill area of north Belfast. It was built in the 1860s and is one of the city's most famous landmarks.

For generations, Cave Hill has been synonymous with Belfast, with its imposing outline visible throughout the city. The landmark, named for the five caves located on the side of the cliffs, contains a wealth of natural, archaeological and historical features, including Belfast Castle.

Its most famous feature, known locally as Napoleon's Nose, is believed to have been the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels.

The park is home to the Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, archaeological sites, Visitor Information Area in Belfast Castle, ecotrails, walking and orienteering routes.

The estate contains landscaped gardens and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points. It is home to many different species of wildlife, including long-eared owls, sparrowhawks and Belfast's rarest plant; the town hall clock.

Cave Hill Visitor Centre

Cave Hill Visitor Centre is located in the ment of Belfast Castle. This fascinating and intriguing museum is open:

Tuesday to Saturday: 9am – 10pm

Sunday: 9am – 5.30pm

Monday: 9am – 5.30pm

Admission is FREE.

Cellar Restaurant

The Cellar Restaurant within the castle is open every day from 11am – 5pm serving snacks, light refreshments and lunch as well as a traditional Sunday lunch. The restaurant is open for dinner until 9pm on Tuesday to Saturday evenings.

For more information visit:

Contact Details

Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 5GR

Phone: +44 28 9077 6925


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