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Black Mountain

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Mountains
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is an easy walk from the car park on the Springfield road, and it shows the city off in all it's splendour. If you are feeling more energetic you can detour and climb Divis. Bring a picnic on a good day and enjoy.

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Berkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Black Mountain was closed to walkers during The Troubles when the British Army was stationed on the mountain. It opened again to walkers in 2005. The army's presence had one good side effect - the preservation of rare orchids and other wildflowers. From the top, you can see west to Lough Neagh, south to the Mourne Mountains and east to... More

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great walk for families , it takes about an hour to get to the top and the views over Belfast are brilliant. You can hear very distant sounds like an ice cream van at times which can be a bit surreal! Paths are well laid out and safe for walking running or cycling.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had wanted to climb Divis for years, having eyed it up from a distance as I sat in a works canteen peering up at it from the west of Belfast! Well marked paths and trails we climbed with 3 children to the summit, great views and well maintained paths. Toilets at base and small information centre are currently being adapted... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went for a walk to see the view of the city and was blown away you could see the city at its best and the lough was beautiful

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

a must go handy to get too, free parking and walk to see the sights of belfast ! Plenty of different paths for all walkers, fantastic for people with dogs, all terrain land and fntastic views!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is me and my husbands wee romantic spot right above belfast so you can see the city lights. Love driving about this Northern Irish gem

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went for a walk today with my sister up the Black Mountain for the first time in years. Very impressed with the selection of routes/trails to choose from, with a beautiful view of the city! I will definitely be walking there to keep fit in the future.

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N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The good thing is the car park in right in the hills, so the walk is pretty flat. The quality of paths is very good and dry.I went today on the walk to Black Mountain. Once on the trail there were no signs but a nice local walker gave me directions. There were no toliets either, yet their website said... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Black Mountain provides some great views over Belfast, but for those looking for a good hike then you would be disappointed. the trail actually starts on upper reaches of the mountain.There maybe a trail for the base of the mountain, which would provide more of an aerobic workout.

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