Cave Hill Country Park
Cave Hill Country Park includes Belfast Castle Estate, Carr's Glen Linear Park, Hazelwood and land on the summit of Cave Hill.
Visitors to Cave Hill Country Park can enjoy panoramic views across Belfast from vantage points on the hillside. Park features include Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, archaeological sites, Cave Hill Visitor Centre, an ecotrail, gardens, orienteering routes, refreshments (in Belfast Castle), scenic views and waymarked walking trails suitable for casual walkers or serious ramblers.
For generations, Cave Hill has been synonymous with Belfast, with its imposing outline visible throughout the city. The landmark, named for the five caves located on the side of the cliffs, contains a wealth of natural, archaeological and historical features, including Belfast Castle.
Its most famous feature, known locally as Napoleon's Nose, is believed to have been the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels.
Cave Hill Visitor Centre Opening Times
- Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 10pm
- Sunday and Monday: 9am - 5.30pm
Admission is free.
Directions to Cave Hill Country Park
You can enter the park via Antrim Road (Bellevue), Ballysillan Road (Carr's Glen), Innisfayle Park (Belfast Castle), Upper Cavehill Road or Upper Hightown Road. Take Metro no.1 A-H (Monday to Saturday) or no.1 C-E or H (Sundays).