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Belfast Castle

Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
44 028 9077 6925
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Ranked #37 of 156 attractions in Belfast
Type: Castles
Activities: Getting married
Description: Majestic castle dating back to 1870.
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I recently found out about the cavehill adventure playground which lies within the grounds of the castle. My wee boy 2 1/2 had great fun in the park, it was after this I decided to walk up to the castle to show him. I was so surprised to discover a lovely walled garden, shop and a visitors centre. We also... More

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Greek Islands
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

a visit to Belfast isn't complete until you have been to Belfast Castle,especially on a sunny day,but still very good if it isn't.The views from the top of the Cat Garden steps are breath-taking,as you look across over Belfast Lough and see the airport and North Down and Holywood in the distance.You can then start to look for all of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited recently but had bad weather which prevented us doing more exploring around the grounds. The castle is very lovely but if your expecting suites of armour you'll be disappointed as it is more of a function centre. The surrounding gardens our beautiful as our the views. If you go on a dry or sunny day you'll have great... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a must-see if you are in Belfast. The castle isn't spectacular but it's a great place to grab a pint or bite of food before the hike. Make sure you at least go to the lowest of the caves, the trail can be challenging especially if it's wet. Hiking boots are recommended. The scenery along the hike is... More

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great day out just a pitty there wasn't more information. Weather wasn't great but still managed to smile.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We go out to castle cellar several times a month, the food is always what we order with fast polite service, we are made to feel as it's home from home. The manager always has time for a hello and ''nice to see you again'' with a very professional attitude. Will definitely return and recommend to everyone. Ps check opening... More

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Belfast Castles sits high above sea level and has a magnificent view of the entire area below. The grounds are lovely and the gardens are beautiful, especially the rose garden. The staff are very friendly and the gift shop is small but is filled with nice souvenirs and delicious Irish snacks. The castle was built 1811 -1870 by the Marquis... More

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I booked afternoon tea for myself and 3 friends for my 26th birthday on Saturday 14th of June 2014. To say the least were SO disappointed in the experience! The scones were not only very small but also dry and not fresh, the sandwiches very very thin (we even had one with nothing in it!) and my friends coffee was... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Thankfully we did not pay money to see this "castle". The house itself is very pretty. The garden is also very nice. Beautiful view. We really didn't get to see anything inside as they were getting ready for an event. The lady at the front desk from Carrickfergus was very nice though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Despite the rain, we drove up through the forest to the castle. We walked through the entire building and read all the historical notes about how the castle transitioned from a wealthy family's home to a public building. The whole place including the grounds is very well kept and beautiful. The garden has many cat features which we loved :)

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