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Belfast Castle, Belfast

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History and fine dining come together at Belfast Castle, which holds a prominent position 120 m (400 ft) above sea level and provides panoramic views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough. Dating back to 1870, the castle was designed in the Scottish baronial style by architect Charles Lanyon. One of the area’s most popular wedding reception venues, the castle includes a well-stocked antiques shop and an informative visitor center. The castle’s restaurant serves meals for all tastes, from light snacks to gourmet evening meals, prepared using only the freshest and finest local produce. When you visit the castle, don’t miss a chance to photograph the iconic Napoleon’s Nose, a basalt outcrop believed to have inspired Jonathan Swift’s novel "Gulliver's Travels." Work out when and for how long to visit Belfast Castle and other Belfast attractions using our handy Belfast online trip planner .
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  • Be prepared to walk up the hill from hell if you do not drive! The castle itself is absolutely stunning, the basement has informative videos and exhibits to demonstrate the history of the castle. So m...  more »
  • Visit there several times. Good place for a walk with friends. Nice view as well. Suitable for family.  more »
  • Nice building, beautifull view. Funny garden; can you spot all the cats hidden in the details? Nice to visit in the evening when it is quite and you can see something.  more »
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  • Very scenic location and the walk up to the castle was very nice as well. The garden was amazing and so was the view of the city from it. Only slight negative is that the restaurant in the castle should have more hot meal options. Other than that, a great place to visit! 😊
  • Great views though best ones reserved for 1st and 2flr event parties. Public only on ground and lower ground. Still worth a visit though. Walks best on sunny dry day where views are spectacular over Belfast bay
  • Great view of Belfast from this location. The Castle and the grounds are very scenic. Down below is a reasonable but small restaurant and coffee shop. Well worth visiting and a good starting point if you wish to climb to the top of Cavehill.
  • Love for a coffee or a meal. The grounds are beautiful with lovely views of belfast. Easy access to the cave hill park.
  • Excellent experience. Food and wine were wonderful and I have to commend the staff, who were efficient, knowledgeable and most friendly.

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