C.S. Lewis Square
C.S. Lewis Square
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A celebration of one of east Belfast's most famous sons, the C.S. Lewis Square opened in late 2016 as part of the £40 million Connswater Community Greenway Project and boasts seven inspiring sculptures from the author's most famous work 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Jack Coffee Bar (also named after C.S. Lewis) in the adjoining EastSide Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week.
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  • Kirsty
    Dundee, United Kingdom189 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    It's a must for the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe fans. All the statues are beautifully crafted and it's a joy to find them all. Its a lesser known spot, but it's worth a visit if you are in the area. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area. Worth a visit 😊
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Tengiene
    Balbriggan, Ireland3,703 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Narnia’s trail
    The square features seven bronze sculptures from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, including Aslan, the White Witch, and Mr Tumnus. C.S. Lewis Square is located in East Belfast beside the EastSide Visitor Centre. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So if you are a fan of classic literature, C.S. Lewis Square should be one of the best things to do in Belfast for you! There’s a free car parking and you can leave your car there and walk around. We were looking for Aunt’s Sandra Candy’s factory and discover Narnia’s trail.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Annmarie
    Arlington, Virginia422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick stop
    Quick stop to see the statues. There's places to sit outside on a nice day, but otherwise there isn't too much here. There's easy parking nearby and we tried to eat at the nearby Lamppost Cafe but sadly it was closed!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Lorena H
    Keystone Heights, Florida33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I could not stop smiling
    As someone who read the Narnia series probably once a year from the time I was seven to the time I was seventeen, and probably once every five years since then.... going to the C. S. Lewis Square made my little "I secretly still believe in magic" heart so, so very happy. And I'm not the only one - someone before me had put those fresh flowers on Mr. Tumnus, and there was a girl walking her dog through the park and the dog stopped and barked at the White Witch for about two whole minutes. Magic might be real, in Ireland.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 April 2024
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Sjay P
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
This is cute little wander through a small park. Maximum 20 minute activity, about 15mins outside the city centre via bus. There is a smart visitor centre with a small cafe.
Written 20 June 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
CS Lewis was born in Belfast, he is regarded as one of the giants of 20th century English literature. He was a convinced Christian, who is particularly remembered for the Chronicles of Narnia. His books appeal to readers of all ages; his Christian apologetics have found a wide readership. CS Lewis Square contains a number of statues, in particular the lion Aslan, the heroic figure in his stories who appears in all seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia.
Written 18 March 2023
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ifp58
Barry, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
After 3 days of a long weekend, we discovered on our last morning CS Lewis Square on the Newtownards Road, East Belfast! There are half a dozen statues/sculptures arranged on a short walk in a small park, all relating to “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. The statue of Aslan is particularly impressive.
There is also an adjoining open space which is used for performances by local musicians, which must be nice in the summer.
Also adjoining the square is the Eastside Centre, a local community gallery space with a coffee shop attached, which had a fantastic selection of delicious cakes and pastries, as well as nice coffee.
A great place to spend a quiet hour. The only slight drawback is the lack of parking, although this may have been a short term problem as there were local roadworks at the time .
Written 16 November 2022
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jdrGB
Bo'ness, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Super time in the square with family before Christmas. Great for scateboards and scooters. Loved the artwork and sculptures around the park, discovered CSLewis born in Belfast. Shop, cafe and art gallery perfect as toilet facilities available.
Written 2 January 2020
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Wendy H
Wokingham, UK1,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was such a gem of a place. We walked here from our hotel in the centre and it is an interesting walk in itself with various murals/ memorials en route plus good views of the H&W structure. It takes about 30mins to walk.

The CS Lewis park is small but brought to life by the characters from The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. Loved the beavers and Mr Tumnus especially. Of course Maugrim and Aslan are impressive statues too.

Visitor centre nearby with delicious coffee aromas prevailing.

Why is this park not on the hop on hop off bus?
Written 19 February 2023
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Ruth J
Ipswich, UK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
There are 7 sculptures and the stone table to be found, all from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, although arguably we do not see Prof Kirke going into the wardrobe, as here. A pleasant 1/4 hour stop, longer if you go into the cafe/visitor centre which in addition to a hot drink and cakes has information about the area on the walls, and informational leaflets about the area. There is a pedestrian greenway/cycle path along the river in either direction, so a pleasant couple of hours could be spend soaking up the atmosphere of this mixed residential/small shop area (longer if you/your children are keen skateboarders as the circular area designated as an event space was definitely the local skate park!)
Written 2 April 2023
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Tengiene
Balbriggan, Ireland3,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The square features seven bronze sculptures from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, including Aslan, the White Witch, and Mr Tumnus. C.S. Lewis Square is located in East Belfast beside the EastSide Visitor Centre. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So if you are a fan of classic literature, C.S. Lewis Square should be one of the best things to do in Belfast for you! There’s a free car parking and you can leave your car there and walk around. We were looking for Aunt’s Sandra Candy’s factory and discover Narnia’s trail.
Written 7 February 2024
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Metropolitan_Man
London, UK766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Tucked away in between a Housing Estate and a dry Shopping Centre. A bus ride out from the centre of Belfast. Nothing else to see or do in the area, but it is on the way to Stormont. Unless your a big Narnia fan its not with the visit. The statues themselves are cool and well made and we had fun trying to find them all.
Written 26 April 2023
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Kirsty
Dundee, UK189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It's a must for the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe fans.

All the statues are beautifully crafted and it's a joy to find them all.

Its a lesser known spot, but it's worth a visit if you are in the area. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area.

Worth a visit 😊
Written 9 September 2023
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Annmarie
Arlington, VA422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Quick stop to see the statues. There's places to sit outside on a nice day, but otherwise there isn't too much here. There's easy parking nearby and we tried to eat at the nearby Lamppost Cafe but sadly it was closed!
Written 8 April 2024
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