Belfast Castle

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Belfast Castle estate is situated on the lower slopes of Cave Hill Country Park in north Belfast.

It contains both parkland and mature mixed woodland and offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points.

The estate is home to many different species of wildlife, including long-eared owls, sparrowhawks and Belfast’s rarest plant, the town hall clock.

More information about the estate is available from Cave Hill Visitor Centre, located in Belfast Castle.

You can call the centre directly on 028 9077 6925.

Park features include Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, Cave Hill Visitor Centre, landscaped gardens, a Millennium herb garden, ecotrails and orienteering routes.

We also offer refreshments (in Belfast Castle), scenic views, full car parking facilities and a wide variety of wildlife.

Opening times

Tuesday – Saturday: 09:00 – 22.30 Sunday – Monday 09:00 – 18:00, private tours on request. Visitors must check with reception.

Free Admission.

Getting There

By Bus

Metro services 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G and 2A (for Antrim Road or Bellevue) also depart from Donegall Square West in Belfast city centre and pass by Innisfayle Park. From the main entrance, it is a ten to 15 minute walk to the castle.

By Car/Taxi

 Follow the signs for Donegall Street and Clifton Street until you reach Carlisle Circus. Turn right onto Antrim Road and continue along the road, until you reach Innisfayle Park, which leads to the entrance to the castle.


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