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Address: Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 028 9077 6925
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Getting married
Description: Majestic castle dating back to 1870.
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Must See in Belfast

When in Belfast, definitely include a trip to the beautiful Belfast Castle. You can get there by taking one of the tourist buses that take you right around the city and is well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When in Belfast, definitely include a trip to the beautiful Belfast Castle. You can get there by taking one of the tourist buses that take you right around the city and is well worth the trip. On the drive to the castle, you're taken out of the Belfast city and up into the hills and into some of the more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The castle was stunning. Not the biggest castle in the UK but the sheer beauty of it captivated us. Not least, the garden was spectacular. Perfect for a trip down memory lane. The castle also overlooks the entire city of Belfast. The staff there was also polite and helpful. You can use the lift to access the restaurant and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The castle is a very impressive house mainly from the outside that lies in a lovely garden overlooking Belfast.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visting the castle itself should be part of a wider experience - as it sits at the foot of Cave Hill, a wonderful and fairly easy climb with a great history. Allegedly Jonathan Swift got his idea for Gulliver's Travels based on it's topography. (I do it very slowly and we're up and down in 2 hours and the view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Perfect for a nice walk, beautiful scenery & stunning surroundings. If wanting something to eat, I recommend a picnic as the tavern is expensive & not a great menu. Waited an hour for a burger to be told we would get free drinks due to length of wait, unfortunately, we never got those either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited here for afternoon coffee on a Saturday afternoon. There was a wedding in progress when we arrived. the ground floor of the hotel was closed off to visitors to accommodate the wedding. the grounds were impeccable. the cellar bar was open to visitors and we were able to visit the gardens. I would definitely return here to dine/drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had some extra time in Belfast, so we decided to drive up to the Belfast Castle. The original castle was built a long time ago and then rebuilt and then it burned down. The castle that stands on the grounds today is very modern but still beautiful. We took a stroll around the grounds and took a few pictures.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped by the Belfast Castle on our way up Cave Hill. There was a wedding taking place, so we decided to drop back in on our way down after the wedding had ended. The Cat Garden is kept on immaculate condition, and we had fun finding all 9 cats. We had lunch at the Cellar Tavern. The food was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Worth a visit on a lazy day. The castle is not really a castle in the sense of Kilkenny or Bunratty, it's a grand old house, but the views are great and there's an interesting walk up the hill behind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went here recently and really loved it. If you want to see a beautiful castle that is still being used then look no further..

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Additional Information about Belfast Castle

Address: Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 028 9077 6925
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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