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Belfast Castle

Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
44 028 9077 6925
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Ranked #38 of 155 attractions in Belfast
Type: Castles
Activities: Getting married
Description: Majestic castle dating back to 1870.
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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 NEW

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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263 reviews 263 reviews
139 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

not a castle more a stately home and not much to see inside but the grounds are beautiful and views to die for. theres a cats garden with lots of statues of cats and children could have fun looking for them all. its in a beautiful setting. there is a cafe but didnt go in it

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Toledo, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We took a taxi to the Castle, as we did not want to walk all the way from the street below. Good decision! The building and grounds surrounding it were beautiful, and we had fun searching for the cats. I just wish more areas were open to the public, besides the cafe and gift shop. We had lunch in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

This isn't about the castle itself the views are beautiful it's an amazing sight i highly recommend going on the walks. What I don't recommend is getting coffee or food at the end as the cafe service is atrocious! I was in last Tuesday morning and the place wasn't even busy or remotely full, I said hello to the waitress'... More

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Frederick, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Would like to see a bus that goes to entrance of a Castle, the walk up the hill and residential street was a challenge in pouring rain! Enjoyed gardens searching for nine cats!

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