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Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

They've labelled this Belfast Castle Visitors Centre rather than Belfast Castle because there's no real 'castle' to explore: the interior facilities are reserved for weddings and such functions, so don't let the kids go expecting turrets and spiral staircases. However, the other features here more than make up for it, with plenty to do if you've got good weather.

The Castle and its grounds are within Cave Hill Country Park, so you've got plenty of space to explore and plenty of things to look for, including the local landmark Napoleon's Nose!

The award winning Cave Hill Adventurous Playground is within the castle grounds and designed for 3 to 14 year olds to use, with standout features including aerial runway, bicycle roundabout, swings and slides, space net and sand pit. Plenty to keep them entertained and exercising!

Cave Hill Visitor Centre is inside Belfast Castle too, where there is also a gift shop. You've got the Cellar Restaurant and The Castle Tavern to choose from for refreshments, and everywhere on site is breastfeeding friendly.

Opening hours

Sunday to Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday to Saturday 09:30 - 22:30


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 9077 6925



Click here to visit Belfast Castle Visitors Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Belfast Castle Visitors Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Belfast Castle Visitors Centre has not told us about their dining options.

No, Belfast Castle Visitors Centre is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Belfast Castle Visitors Centre have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Belfast Castle Visitors Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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