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Belfast Castle Estate

The park is home to Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, archaeological sites, visitor information area in Belfast Castle, ecotrails, walking and orienteering routes.

Getting to Belfast Castle Estate

You can enter the park through Cave Hill Adventurous Playground at Gray's Lane or Innisfayle Park. Take Metro no.1 A-H from Belfast city centre (Monday to Saturday) or no.1 C-E or H (Sundays).

Other attractions

The estate contains landscaped gardens, mature mixed woodland, a forest trail, an outdoor classroom and the Millennium Maze. It offers superb views of the city from a variety of vantage points. It is home to many different species of wildlife, including long-eared owls, sparrowhawks and Belfast's rarest plant; the town hall clock.

Cave Hill playground

The Cave Hill Adventurous Playground is open.

Park events

To find out what events and activities are on in our parks, go to Park events.

Park opening hours

Our parks open at 7.30am every day. Closing times change as daylight lengthens or shortens.

Date Closing time 
2024
18 February to 23 March 6.30pm
24 March to 6 April 7.30pm
7 April to 13 April  8pm
14 April to 27 April 8.30pm
28 April to 11 May 9pm
12 May to 25 May 9.30pm
26 May to 20 July 10pm
21 July to 3 August 9.30pm
4 August to 24 August 9pm
25 August to 31 August 8.30pm
1 September to 14 September 8pm
15 September to 28 September 7pm
29 September to 19 October 6.30pm
20 October to 26 October 6pm
27 October to 9 November 5.30pm
10 to 23 November 5pm
24 November to 31 December 4.30pm

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Parks

Belfast Castle Estate, Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR

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