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Belfast Castle

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Address: Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9077 6925
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Majestic castle dating back to 1870.

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Lovely stop gap before boarding the ferry

We had a few hours to waste before boarding the ferry back to Cairnryan and came across this lovely place. We were delighted that this was free to walk around and the staff told... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a good day you'll get a great view over the city and Belfast Lough. It's well worth the walk up and if you're travelling by car then there is parking up next to the castle. There's interesting history to the castle and you can look in some of the rooms and go into the basement to the cafe and... More 

Thank Oonaghof
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and 3 friends went for a drive in February 2017 and found ourselves at Belfast Castle. None of us had been in years and had forgotten how beautiful the castle and it's panoramic views of our capital city Belfast. We were all very hungry and decided to have a meal in the castle's restaurant. The food was well presented... More 

Thank ashey1690
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of Belfast from here, great walk around the castle. Beautiful buildings, nice to go in and have a walk around through. Great gardens for pictures.

Thank Maevesheehan
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few hours to waste before boarding the ferry back to Cairnryan and came across this lovely place. We were delighted that this was free to walk around and the staff told us to feel free to look at all the rooms and then finish off at the cafe, the gardens were lovely but it was a cold... More 

Thank nyah1uk
Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with family and really enjoyed the break from the city for a few hours. The cellar restaurant offers some basic but decent food. We had sandwiches while my son had chicken and chips (he opted for the adult portion). Plenty of half portions available for kids. Staff were very nice and professional. The grounds themselves house a cat... More 

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Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You see how the rich live. There are a lot of interesting rooms with lots of treasurers . It has a dining area that is set up showing how they entertained with all the finest of china, silverware and crystal.

Thank Arena1937
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Not much personality from the coffee shop in the basement, however the staff where friendly and the food although slow to arrive was good

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I attended a wedding reception in Belfast Castle and had a great night. It's a stunning venue with a great view over Belfast. The food was excellent and it provided a great atmosphere. I intend to go back for a better look at the castle, but from what I have previously seen, I'm very much looking forward to it

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northern ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Local and always a nice family day out, great for picnics on warm sunny and lazy days and also great for warm food and drink in cafe or restaurant on cold days. wonder around the magnificent grounds....any of the no 1 buses from city centre will take you to main antrim rd just ask driver

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Belfast Castle is a landmark and is nestled in the beautiful Cavehill in the shadow of another real landmark...Napoleon's Nose. The castle is some 400ft above sea level & was built in 1862 by the Marquis of Donegal. John Lanyon was the architect & the castle was completed in 1870 & went considerably over the estimated £11,000 budget. When the... More 

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