Spread over acres of green land between Belfast Zoo and Belfast Castle is the park known as the Cave Hill Country Park. A ... More
Cave Hill Country Park
Spread over acres of green land between Belfast Zoo and Belfast Castle is the park known as the Cave Hill Country Park. A haven of green and calm, from here you can climb up to the moor land areas that run along the top of the mountain, where bog cotton will be blooming if you're lucky and where the look-out point, McArt's Fort, offers stunning views of the city. There are trails throughout the park below that take you through deep forest, lovely in the rain as well as in sunshine.
views over belfast,and lough are absolutely
breathtaking.the only equivalent landscape i know of that compares is the lake district in cumbria,england.
and cave hill has a castle and zoo to boot!well worth a visit.
Cave Hill Country Park is an area of natural beauty and tranquility, with a charming and enchanting sense of history.
The strikingly hansome Belfast Castle is situated on the hill side, complete with gardens and surrounding green where children can play and couples can walk hand in hand.
If you are more adventurous, I whole heartedly recommend taking the short climb from the castle to the top of Cave Hill (locally known as Nepoleon's Nose), where breath-taking views await you and a refreshing breeze from the beautiful waters of Belfast Lough below greet you.
On a clear summer's day, views to your right can stretch as far as 25 miles to the majestic Mourne Mountains in Newcastle. In front, you can trace the gently rolling Castlreagh Hills for 15 miles, where your eyes will meet Bangor's marina, situated where Belfast Lough meets the Irish Sea.
Let your eyes gaze across the calm blue waters where once the famous Titanic sailed, built in the centre of Belfast by Harland and Wolf (the 2 huge yellow, rectangular shaped cranes with the proud letters H & W displayed on the side are visible from Cave Hill).
Bring a camera because I guarantee you will not want these moments of peace, beauty and culture pass you by.
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