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Address: Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 028 9077 6925
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Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Getting married
Description: Majestic castle dating back to 1870.
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"Cellar restaurant @ Belfast Castle"

We have dined in the Cellar Restaurant before, usually special occasions as the location is beautiful with great views over Belfast from it's elevated position. Lovely grounds to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We have dined in the Cellar Restaurant before, usually special occasions as the location is beautiful with great views over Belfast from it's elevated position. Lovely grounds to wander around in and walks. We booked a table for lunch for our family of four, to celebrate our son's birthday. Restaurant was not too busy, about 5 or 6 tables in... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very lovely, but we expected more from a castle. There is not much to do or see, but it's still a great spot to take a little walk. After taking a few pictures, we were out of there.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I called here recently with my Mother and had a lovely day out. We went down to the basement on the left of the entrance first and looked around the lovely gift shop 'Belfast Castle Shop', my Mother purchased a few very reasonably priced items. The artwork was of a very high standard. We then stopped for a coffee and... More 

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Edinburgh
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We got the bus from town (15 minutes) and walked up to the Castle (Victorian baronial mansion and grounds). A bit confused when we got there as the visitors' centre is hidden in the bowels of the castle. Eventually found a map of the walks (at reception in the hotel) and had a great morning above Napoleon's Nose looking down... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A stunning venue and warm welcome. 10/10 for quality of hot scones with clotted cream and jam. Absolutely delightful waitress and staff. They were taking a bit of grief from one customer for taking too long but they were very busy as it was lunchtime on a sunny school holiday afternoon and the staff were really flat out. I have... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to Belfast Castle for a walk on a crisp Sunday late morning and such fabulous sights! We took the Estate tour of the grounds (there are 3 signposted walks) and got a bit of a workout before we saw superb sights of Belfast city and lough. Then we finished off with a lovely coffee in the castle, after a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful Castle in a lovely setting with great views over Belfast It has just about has everything . It caters for more special occasions like Weddings but less formal dining with all day food including Afternoon Tea . We have been several times and have never ever been disappointed as the lovely staff are always very kind and helpful... More 

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Staff in castle are very helpful. Always a pleasant visits, regardless of weather. Will return again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Befast Castle is one of the main attractions to visit when spending time in Belfast city. The architecture of the castle, the gardens, the landscape... makes up for the dull within of the building. Nothing special inside, but one could easily spend the day admiring the well-designed gardens whose main topic is... cats. Yeah, cat mossaics on the ground, cat-shaped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Feel a castle experience surrounded by nature. Great atmosphere not far from the city. I would not recommend eating there, but to go for a drink and relax around the castle. Nice walks and views. An afternoon there it is recommended.

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