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Best parks in Belfast

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“A few minutes walk from the property and a nice place to walk around. Occupying 28 acres of south Belfast, the gardens are popular with office workers, students and tourists. They are located on Stranmillis Road in Queen's Quarter, with Queen's University nearby. The Ulster Museum is located at the main entrance.”
27 locals recommend
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“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.”
24 locals recommend
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“Great hike up to the top of Cave Hill with panoramic views of Belfast and beyond. Love this walk ”
25 locals recommend
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“Set in the grounds of the impressive Parliament buildings are various walking trails and a large outdoor kids playground.”
16 locals recommend
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“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.”
12 locals recommend
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“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.”
6 locals recommend
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“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
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“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. ”
8 locals recommend
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“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
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“Relaxing and perfect for a walk around or lying on the grass catching some sun when it makes an appearance.”
4 locals recommend
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“Drumglass Park is popular with local families for its playground facilities - just an 8 minute walk away. ”
4 locals recommend
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“Towpath by the river and hiking trails through open countryside. Beautiful, unspoilt views.”
3 locals recommend
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“Woodland walk. There are easier and more tricky trails. Stunning views across Belfast from the top!”
2 locals recommend
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“Its a town park that extends up into the hills, beautiful river. Park Run every Saturday.”
3 locals recommend
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“Not the post office but across the road is botanic gardens that are​ joined to Queens University. Nice for a walk or picnic and parking is usually easier at the Stranmillis side or the street beside Queens Students Union. The bus on Malone road goes directly past this. ”
2 locals recommend
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“Lovely walks/jogging/cycling along towpath. Feed the ducks on the river. Look out for kingfishers. Lock Keeper’s Cottage worth a visit and the cafe beside it has delicious food.”
2 locals recommend