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Belfast Castle Estate

Antrim Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 5GR
Belfast Castle Estate

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Belfast Castle sits at the foot of Cave Hill and is one of the most iconic locations to view the stunning skyline of Belfast City. It plays host to the perfect wedding day, conferences, meetings, social events and family gatherings.

Built in the 1860s, the estate remains a perfect location for locals and tourists to explore the surrounding natural woodland, parkland and gardens. It’s also home to the Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, archaeological sites, a visitor information centre, eco trails and orienteering routes.

It also contains both parkland and mature mixed woodland and 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 and its history is available from the Cave Hill Visitor Centre, located inside Belfast Castle which is free to visit and you do not need to pre-book. You can call the castle directly on 028 9077 6925.

Inside the castle, you can grab a coffee or enjoy a bite to eat in the Tavern Café, located in the Castle Cellar. The café is open daily Monday to Sunday, 9am-4pm with hot food served until 3pm. You can eat in or takeaway and there is indoor and outdoor seating available.

Free car parking facilities are available on site. These are on a first come first served basis.

Belfast Castle Estate is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Belfast Castle | AccessAble

Recently Belfast Castle installed a new and secure covered cycle stand with a green roof which helps improve the air quality and to encourage biodiversity in the area. We welcome all cyclists to the castle to avail of this.

The castle also has its own outdoor dog friendly seating area to allow you and your furry best friend  to enjoy some well-deserved treats after your walk.  Water bowls can be made available.

For more information, or to discuss bookings or wedding packages, email or call 028 9077 6925.

You can follow Belfast Castle on Facebook @belfastcastle or Instagram @belfast_castle to hear all the latest information about the venue and any up-coming public events.



  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair hire

Attraction Facilities

  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve lunch
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Highchairs Available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Cash machines
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Family Fun
  • Groups accepted
  • Latest arrival time (24 hr clock) - 5.30pm
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Lost property
  • Public telephone - To book a taxi only
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor activities
  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Out of town
  • Unique venue

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open Christmas

* Parks open at 7.30am every day.
Belfast Castle reception is open daily Monday to Sunday 9am-6pm
Cave hill Visitor Centre is open daily Monday to Sunday 9am-5.30pm
Cafe Tavern is open 5 days per week, Thursday through to Monday 9am-4pm (Hot food served til 3pm). The Café is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Cave hill Adventure Playground is currently closed due to refurb works. From mid October the playground will reopen from 9am-7.30pm (Closing times change as daylight lengthens or shortens)


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