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Belfast Castle

Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
44 028 9077 6925
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Ranked #37 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
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Type: Castles
Activities: Getting married
Description: Majestic castle dating back to 1870.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped at the castle on our way to Belfast from the antrim coast. The outside gardens were pretty but there was nothing to see on the inside. We were there for maybe half an hour. It was nice but I'm not sure it's worth going out of your way to see. I thought it was more like a mansion... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit on a summer day, with a lovely restaurant. I spent an afternoon wandering around the castle and its gardens, enjoyed lunch sitting on the terrace overlooking Belfast and the water. The food was good, the service was friendly and the view was fantastic.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Book ahead for a table to eat at the restaurant in the basement of Belfast castle. The food and surroundings are excellent. The castle has a nice 'cat garden' too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The castle sits high on a hill giving a good view. Touring the castle it's self is limited due to reserved rooms, meetings,etc. The gardens are nice but on the small side. Not worth a trip just to see but can be a nice add on to an area tour. There is a small pub available for use

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you need a break from the hub-bub of Belfast, then you'll appreciate a visit to Belfast Castle above the city on the slopes of Cave Hill. Managed by the Belfast City Council, this gem is worth a visit. Belfast Castle was completed in 1870 at a cost in excess of GBP 11,000. Though it was a modest Scottish Baronial... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a wonderful historic castle overlooking the city of Belfast. The grounds are so beautiful, with the gardens immaculately kept. There are mosaic artworks of cats all around the grounds, which are also quite interesting. It has a beautiful staircase on the back which overlooks Belfast as you climb to enter the ballroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Lovely castle and well kept gardens. Beautiful views. We enjoyed a nice walk in the picturesque gardens and then had a tasty lunch in the busy restaurant. The staff were well mannered, professional and quick at serving us. We hope to return to explore Cave Hill sometime soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had afternoon tea at Belfast Castle today (6th September), oh and what a treat!!! Service excellent, tea/coffee and food amazing, all for a great price (£26 for 2) in a stunning setting. We were able to explore the castle and grounds when there, beautiful doesn't cover it. Worth a visit for sure! We'll be back!!

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A fantastic Castle inside and out. the grounds are beautiful. The coffee shop is just lovely and staff friendly. The ambience is heart warming as you wander around inside and there is a visitor centre at the top which my son loved. My family and I spent over 3 hours seeing eating shopping and doing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a castle with beautiful views from the gardens and the gardens are very well kept, including the cart theme.

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