If you’re looking for a breathtakingly beautiful place to visit in Belfast, the castle is not one to miss. With marvellous sandstone features, Belfast Castle offers a wealth of history, after all. It is without a doubt one of the most iconic landmarks of Belfast.
Originally built in the late 12th century, this stunning castle slopes of Cavehill Country Park and boasts fascinating views of Belfast city and Belfast Lough. The castle was burned down 100 years after being built and refurbished by Belfast City Council, who it is now being managed by.
Today, on entering Belfast Castle you will experience the original oak carved staircase in the lobby, the elegant main room with maple flooring, 18th century styled walls, chandeliers and spectacular views. The cellars, which contain the Cellar Restaurant, Castle Tavern and tea rooms, have a unique Victorian atmosphere with paved streets and gas lights.
It also provides an antiques shop, visitor centre and restaurant near the castle. It’s popular for private events like conferences, dining and wedding receptions. You can also opt to go for a meal in the Cellar Restaurant or a coffee or treat in the Castle Tavern.