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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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Really quaint castle. The views are just incredible on a good day. We really enjoyed the food in the restaurant and the small shop was so interesting. Did not expect anything like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to stop either before or after climbing Cavehill. I love the scones and cream here usually baked fresh. You can sit in the garden with your coffee and enjoy the amazing view across Belfast Lough . Although still in the city there are miles of climbs and walks to work up an appetite . There are quite a... More 

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Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Really quaint castle. The views are just incredible on a good day. We really enjoyed the food in the restaurant and the small shop was so interesting. Did not expect anything like it.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Spent a hour wandering round and enjoying the views over Belfast. Beautiful Scottish baronial building with opulent rooms and internal and external features now all owned and administered by Belfast City Council. The gardens are also beautiful and the building is set in extensive parklands all on the side of a hill. Basement laid out like an old street.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The garden and surroundings are quite nice and it's a good place to take short walks. I was rather disappointed with the inside. I was expecting more of a museum and less of a wedding venue.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Such a shame a building with such history is a simple, rather dated looking reception venue. The grounds are nice enough, there were a few professional walkers with their sticks and dogs when we we arrived heading off for a hike. The kids playground was locked. The building itself is pretty enough, but there's very little atmosphere or care of... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The place itself is lovely! The garden is beautiful and even has a little game to find all the cats. The views are amazing! It was nice to just sit and relax. The castle itself was a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping for more stuff to look at seems it's more of a venue now as apposed... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely setting on top of the hill I did not go in to the castle as I was on a bus tour round the city but if you are going to go there then be prepared to walk as there is no parking up at the castle and you have to walk up to it from the public car park... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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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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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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