Nature & Parks in Belfast

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Nature & Parks in Belfast

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  • Rick J
    Victoria, TX138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice park to walk around and enjoy the afternoon. The park is very well maintained and the plants are well labeled for the most part. And you can’t beat the price - free! It was a great place to have a picnic lunch and then stroll around and enjoy being outside.
    Written 24 June 2024
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  • Rebecca M
    78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant hike. Amazing views and great walk.
    Well signposted and the parking in the park is free.
    We had rain sunshine and wind but glorious views nonetheless.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Camille W
    Oregon Coast, OR3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place. I had a great time exploring the UK. The weather, scenic landscapes, and shopping - overall I had a blast. You must go there once in your lifetime.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Nicholas D
    Larne, UK1,092 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely autumnal sunhine walk thorugh the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon park this weekend. Large parkland in South Belfast with plenty of woodland and garden trails and footpaths, as well as playparks, picnic areas, flower and herb gardens and the impressive but unfortunately abandoned Wilmont House in the grounds. Just a shame that no one could purchase and look after this impressive Victorian Country House.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Roi G
    Tel Aviv, Israel171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty park, with wooded areas, meadows, lots of waterfowl, plants, and if you are lucky you will get to see a plane takeoff or land at the Belfast City Airport :)
    Worth the ride to East Belfast
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • steven
    Greater London, UK43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pleasant park to get away from centre of Belfast. Close to shops and river front. Wooded area. Playground and band stand.
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • Noah
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This forest park is amazing to talk through any time of year. With several hidden entrances, from the Lagan towpath via Shaw's Bridge and the Lockkeeper's Cottage, to the Galwally Avenue entrance, as well as the official entrance via the carpark in the Belvoir estate, there are many ways to get into this urban oasis of tranquility and nature.

    Just away from the carpark, you'll find the remains of a 12th century Norman motte, as well as an the site of an ancient village. The variety of tree species is also incredible, as a large portion of the park was planted as an arboretum by the Dungannons and Batesons, and this area includes some specimens of sequoia redwood and cedar. As well as this, there is a private Medieval graveyard with plots dating back to the 14th century.

    A short walk down the towpath to the Clement Wilson Park will bring you to Shaw's Bridge, built to allow Cromwell's gunners to cross the Lagan, and the remains of an ancient Irish ringfort.

    Belvoir Park Forest - a beautiful, peaceful place steeped in a thousand years of history.
    Written 12 May 2020
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  • Nicholas D
    Larne, UK1,092 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic walking trail up at Divis Mountain on the outskirts of Belfast City. Definitely recommend the Summit Trail as you get the best views of the City from here, and you can relax at the top and have a nice spot of lunch while admiring the view. There is also a cafe on site which maybe next time I can try out after completeig one of the other trails around Divis Mountain.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK3,113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Titanic Memorial Garden is located in the grounds of City Hall in Belfast City Centre. I found it a bit odd that it is here rather then in the Titanic Quarter but I guess they may not have a suitable location for it over the river.

    It's worth visiting this place to remember the many people who sadly died on the Titanic as a result of the chapter of accidents that led to it hitting the iceberg and then ships nearby not getting to rescue them in time.
    Written 31 May 2024
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  • Mary P
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently accompanied my daughter on a business trip to Belfast. We had a wonderful weekend exploring the city and the north coast, but Monday and Tuesday I had to figure out what to do while she worked. Being a birder from Wisconsin, USA, I started googling birding places near me and came upon your great little birding hotspot! I loved being there and felt so at home...like if I lived in Belfast, you'd be my friends! One gentleman in particular was great fun to talk to and I regret not getting his name so I could personally thank him. Thank you all for a most enjoyable morning! I loved seeing Shelducks with about 25 babies, Black Tailed Godwits and so many Black Headed Gull babies! Mostly, thanks for making me feel welcome. Mary Prior
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Nicholas D
    Larne, UK1,092 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lagan Valley Park in Belfast is a very nice place to visit in south Belfast with its winding wood covered pathways, historical buildings, great car parking facilities, sports facilities, beautiful waterways and the historical phenomen of the Giant's Ring. Depending on the route you take and where you park your car you could spend 2-3 hours there easily and if you are a keen cyclist or very keen runner/walker you can take it all the way to Lisburn or into Belfast City Centre, but it will take up your day. If anything you should just visit the Giant's Ring just to say you've seen it.
    Written 11 January 2022
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  • Aoife M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great walk in the heart of Castlereagh. Fairly challenging at parts but the view from the top is worth the walk! Can get a bit muddy after rain so wear good shoes
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Sofia M
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are a young teen looking for a fun, cheap Saturday night out lagan meadows is a lovely spot for the local youth to gather.
    I recently attended with a group of close buddy’s and had an excellent evening. The venue is byb and there is a larger outside field and a more intimate area in the bushes. I’ve since been to the lagan meadows quite a few times and have enjoyed it thoroughly
    Written 16 October 2023
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  • Jen D
    Bray, Ireland64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We completed the Belfast City Centre trail (3 teams of 4). It was really good fun and it really makes you open your eyes and see parts of the city you may never have seen before. We were worried it might be a little easy and just for children but this was not the case at all and everyone who took part in it really enjoyed it and I think I will even try some of the other routes.
    Written 26 July 2018
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  • user123456
    United Kingdom1,656 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Which ever way you’re walking around the city of Belfast, you will come to the river Lagan. A quiet river, well kept & looked after.
    Written 15 June 2023
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