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Belfast Castle

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Majestic castle dating back to 1870.
Closes in 11 min
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9077 6925
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Reviewed today via mobile

The coffee was nice enough but the surroundings, the decor and the ambience were terrible. What a wasted opportunity by Belfast City Council, who the building but contract out catering, are missing by not presenting a venue worthy of the title Castle. It was more...More

Thank RaymondD1001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very excited to be able to tour Belfast Castle on a day when there was a wedding. The staff there were absolutely amazing and allowed us to interact with them throughout the day. It is absolutely gorgeous and I can definitely see why...More

Thank valorie2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great gardens, walks and stiff climb to cliff top? Nelson's nose! Good toilets and book store. Cafe slow service but good quality laid back.

Thank 729AnneC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not get to see the inside but did enjoy wandering around it and the gardens. Great view from up on the hill too

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a big walk on cave hill we called into the basement cafe for a coffee First can I point out the staff are really nice and friendly. But this place lacks in decor and life . It really needs a bit of a up...More

Thank yvonnem241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle has a great coffee shop but, the best part is the view of the city from top of the hill. Make sure to get the first bus because there are limited at when the stops occur during the week.

Thank Wanderlust_Grngatr
Reviewed 15 October 2018

You would be crazy not to stop at the Belfast Castle! This castle is managed by the Belfast City Council and is amazing to visit! The exterior and interior are simply stunning! Our GPS on cell phone got us there but brought us in a...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Came here with a relative who lives in N. Ireland and we had a lovely time looking around the grounds {trying to find the cats) and the castle. The views are spectacular over to Belfast City. It was interesting learning about the history not just...More

Thank KerryJohnEG
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It has a great view over Belfast Harbor and a lovely tea room inside I would highly recommend the afternoon tea. There are often weddings going on. Could probably walk around in 30 Minutes not very large. Small car park

Thank ajimenez94
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Belfast Castle is a beautiful place to visit. Owned and restored by the city council it is a credit to them. The views of Belfast are excellent, the gardens lovely and the castle itself well equipped for people with mobility difficulties.

Thank Monica M
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Glyn D | Reviewed this property |
There are no places set aside for sleeping on the passenger decks. May I suggest you contact the ferry company before bringing air beds etc and get written permission. If you don't you will likely be prevented from using... More
27 June 2018|
Response from Glyn D | Reviewed this property |
The ground floor is open and there is a cafeteria in the cellars. There is also full access to the ornamental gardens. The upper floors weren't accessible whilst we were there but that may change as the rooms up there are... More
27 June 2018|
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Response from Glyn D | Reviewed this property |
We went by private car so can't help with the public transport side of things. Barry 2137 has given you an excellent response. Alternatively, you can buy a pay as you go cellphone for around £10 ($13). You can use it for... More