Things to do at Belfast CastleThere's loads to see and do at Belfast Castle, whether you're visiting with friends or taking the family for a day out.
The castle is adjacent to one of the highest spots in Belfast, Cave Hill, and offers great views over Belfast Lough and the city itself, especially on clear and sunny days.
Belfast Castle Estate is a popular area for walkers, hikers and cyclists, who enjoy waymarked trails around the grounds before popping inside for tea or coffee or something light to eat.
If you prefer a more challenging route, nearby Cave Hill Country Park leads directly to the summit of Cave Hill itself, with breathtaking views of Belfast and beyond.
The park also contains plenty of chances to spot some of the local wildlife and biodiversity living nearby.
Afterwards, why not call into Cave Hill Visitor Centre and find out about the history of north Belfast and the Cave Hill area, which contains several historical and archaeological sites?
Belfast Zoo is also just a short distance away, at the top of Antrim Road.
Or, if you’re browsing for a bargain, pop into Castle Antiques, located in the cellars of the castle itself, and take your pick from paintings by local artists, jewellery or other collectibles.
Please note that access to the ground and first floors of Belfast Castle may be restricted for visitors at certain times, for example, if there is a wedding or conference taking place.