Description

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.

Access update: 

Please note that the path from the zoo entrance, through Hazelwood and into the Cave Hill Country Park at Belfast Castle is currently closed.

location_on
  • Cave Hill
  • Antrim Road
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT15 5GR

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Stunning views, ecotrails, walking and orienteering routes
  • Belfast Castle, Cellar Restaurant and Castle Tavern bar
  • Birds and wild plants
  • Cave Hill Adventurous Playground

You might also like

  • Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast
    Attractions

    Titanic Belfast

    gps_fixed 2.72KM

    Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and…

    Find Out More
  • Beacon of Hope
    Beacon of Hope
    Attractions

    Beacon of Hope

    gps_fixed 0.95KM

    Thanksgiving Square is an area of public space in Lanyon Place, Belfast based on Thanksgiving Square in Dallas,…

    Find Out More
  • Jordanstown Loughshore Park
    Jordanstown Loughshore Park
    Attractions

    Jordanstown Loughshore Park

    gps_fixed 10.69KM

    Located in Newtownabbey on the shores of Belfast Lough, enjoy panoramic views from Belfast to Bangor at the…

    Find Out More
  • Castle Ward
    Castle Ward
    Attractions

    Castle Ward

    gps_fixed 46.19KM

    See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion resting on a rolling…

    Find Out More
  • Down County Museum
    Down County Museum
    Attractions

    Down County Museum

    gps_fixed 38.04KM

    Unlock the past at Down County Museum and take a journey through 9,000 years of history.

    Find Out More
  • Cairn Wood
    Cairn Wood
    Attractions

    Cairn Wood

    gps_fixed 19.69KM

    In the hilly hinterland of Holywood, this forest offers walks on well marked paths through a mixture of…

    Find Out More
  • Lagan Valley Regional Park
    Lagan Valley Regional Park
    Attractions

    Lagan Valley Regional Park

    gps_fixed 5.52KM

    Between Stranmillis, Belfast and Union Locks, Lisburn, Lagan Valley Regional Park covers 4,500 acres of countryside and 11…

    Find Out More
  • Whiskey Experiences in Belfast
    Whiskey Experiences in Belfast
    Attractions

    Whiskey Experiences in Belfast

    gps_fixed 0.19KM

    From tours to tastings, take a look at some of the best Irish whiskey experiences available in Belfast.

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question

Ask a Question

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.
Open 'Ask a Question' window Close 'Ask a Question' window

Ask a Question

X

Hide this tool

Open 'Sign up for Newsletter' window Close 'Sign up for Newsletter' window

Visit Belfast Newsletter

X

Sign up to the Visit Belfast newsletter and receive inspiring ideas, events and offers which showcase the best of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Sign-Up

Hide this tool