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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.

  • Cave Hill
  • Antrim Road
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT15 5GR
Cave Hill Country Park
  • 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

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