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Belfast Castle

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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
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Majestic castle dating back to 1870.

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Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group Jeep Tour from Dublin (5 days)
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Spectacular views

While we didn't go into the castle, grounds offer spectacular views over Belfast. The garden is maintained to perfection and is wonderful to stroll around and take pictures in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice enough venue if you are getting married. Panoramic views over a not very attractive looking cityscape. Great place to be on the evening of 11th July to watch the bonfires around the city. The castle itself lacks character and the restaurant food is terrible but its a good starting point for a walk up the hill with the dog.

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Thank Scalph
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While we didn't go into the castle, grounds offer spectacular views over Belfast. The garden is maintained to perfection and is wonderful to stroll around and take pictures in.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardly a castle, former grand dwelling, now geared up for weddings and city functions. Gardens were photographic and the views of Belfast very good. But the shop was expensive and the restaurant was pretty expensive also. Not suitable for children, elderly or those getting about.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for a coffee after a walk up Cavehill. I have an aversion to cafes and restaurants that have no windows and natural life but given where we were there was not much choice,so here it had to be. First impressions were poor. Dark,lifeless and unwelcoming. The staff on duty clearly had not been well trained and were... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say I was a bit disappointed. The grounds were lovely but the castle itself was not what I was expecting, it has obviously been used mostly for weddings etc and virtually had no furniture in the rooms. Best psrt in my opinion wss the staircase.

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Thank Juxiek
Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the honor of visiting this wonderful place. It was absolutely gorgeous! It was totally free to see the gardens and we took many photos with the lovely Belfast background. I learned a lot about history here.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my parents to Tavern restaurant for lunch. The two young girls behind the bar looked so miserable. During the whole visit they never smiled once. The family next to us had their dirty plates left on the table..No one came to clear them away even though the waitress had past their table quite a few times to get... More 

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Thank 92540something
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lovely organised day trip here, lunch was provided albeit basic. The gardens were relaxing with lovely views. I'm reviewing this location as I believed I was going to a castle & all that it entails, it's not. It's a house with turrets & used as an event location, there are a series of nondescript rooms to see,... More 

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Dublin
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having brought my family for sightseeing trip of the north, the staff in the castle restaurant was our absolutely worst experience. We have been ignored on arrival, when we have asked for a menu, one member of the staff asked other member to bring it to us. However, she was busy talking to two other guests (for at least 15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with family and friends celebrating a graduation last Friday night (1st July). I rang ahead to make the staff aware of my intolerances for this to be forwarded to the chef. I had previously looked at their menu and had an idea of what I could have. From this I got to decide what I wanted to eat... More 

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