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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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  • Regrettably the actual castle building is closed for Covid but the gardens and country park were still worth the visit. Wide open well kept gardens overlooking Belfast loch and county Down. We'd a.....  more
    Regrettably the actual castle building is closed for Covid but the gardens and country park were still worth the visit. Wide open well kept gardens overlooking Belfast loch and county Down. We'd a.....  more »
  • Was organising a charity day out - The Blind & Deaf Driving Society. We were greeted with sunshine, a little cloud and the smell of toxic gas. Roadworks? I’m sick of them. Let us have a moment to... 
    Was organising a charity day out - The Blind & Deaf Driving Society. We were greeted with sunshine, a little cloud and the smell of toxic gas. Roadworks? I’m sick of them. Let us have a moment to...  more »
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  • The grounds are beautiful and the view from the castle across Belfast are stunning. There is also a great restaurant which you would find hard to fault the food. Remember to see if you can spot the cats in the gardens!!
  • Lovely and peaceful garden. Views over Belfast were nice. Didn't go inside the castle so cannot comment on that but the exterior was exquisite 👌

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