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Parks & nature in Belfast

Park
“Step into a nice tropical-humid paradise within Belfast & easily accesible on foot from the house.”
29 locals recommend
Park
“One of the largest and busiest parks in the city and contains a variety of horticulture, woodland, wildlife and sporting facilities. Located just 700m away.”
28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Built in 1870 & located in Cave Hill has some of the best views overlooking Belfast.”
29 locals recommend
Park
“Great hike up to the top of Cave Hill with panoramic views of Belfast and beyond. Love this walk ”
26 locals recommend
Park
“Set in the grounds of the impressive Parliament buildings are various walking trails and a large outdoor kids playground.”
18 locals recommend
Park
“One of the park’s biggest attractions is its lake, which was originally used for boating. Today, it is home to a range of water birds such as swans, geese, ducks, herons and migrant waders. There are many pleasant walks around the park. A poetry trail, which features ten nature-themed poems written by local primary school pupils and etched onto metal plaques, also provides a pleasant route around the park. Victoria Park is home to Parkrun, a free 5K (three miles) timed walk or jog around the park.”
13 locals recommend
Park
“The park is home to the City of Belfast International Rose Garden, which attracts thousands of visitors to Rose Week celebrations which take place in July each year. Covering more than 128 acres, the park is made up of rolling meadows, copses, woodland and gardens and is home to a wide range of plants and animals. An ideal base for exploring nearby Lagan Valley Regional Park, it contains international camellia trials, a walled garden, a Japanese-style garden with water features for quiet contemplation, children's playground and orienteering and eco trails. There is also a bottle bank, barbecue area, picnic tables and full car parking facilities.”
7 locals recommend
Ski Area
“This is where we come on a rainy day for some toddler indoor play. There is an adventure center where kids can play, climb and a trampoline park next door: https://www.wearevertigo.com/adventure-centre/”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Featuring seven bronze sculptures from 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe', including Aslan, The White Witch, Mr Tumnus, The Beavers, The Robin and The Stone Table, it is a stunning display of public art. The Centre also includes a coffee bar, named after East Belfast's famous author CS Lewis, affectionately known as 'Jack' to friends and family. JACK Coffee Bar features locally sourced produce and showcases products from local artists and food producers.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park beside Queens University. The palm house is home to some beautiful plants and flowers, and the Tropical Ravine houses some more exotic plants and some fish and turtles. ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Relaxing and perfect for a walk around or lying on the grass catching some sun when it makes an appearance.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“See the Belfast landscape from on high. Allow plenty of time to get to the top and bring water and sturdy shoes...”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Drumglass Park is popular with local families for its playground facilities - just an 8 minute walk away. ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Towpath by the river and hiking trails through open countryside. Beautiful, unspoilt views.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Walk up through Redburn Country Park for fantastic views of Belfast, Belfast Lough and Cavehill. Only a 5-10 minute drive/taxi ride from the house (you can also walk in about 15-20 minutes), this is a great walk on a clear sunny day. There are several paths to the top, some easy and some steep so it's manageable for anyone with normal fitness. Some of the paths overlook parts of Holywood Golf Club, home Golf Club of Rory McIlroy. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the top for the best views.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Its a town park that extends up into the hills, beautiful river. Park Run every Saturday.”
3 locals recommend