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- Nice place but quite small . Palm house and tropical ravine worth a visit but it won’t take long. Rose garden the highlight for me .Written 4 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great hike - partially covered and partially open sky. Doable in a couple hours, and super convenient to get to from Downtown Belfast.Written 19 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- With a few hours to kill before my flight home, I decided to go up to the National Trust facility at Black Mountain. It was pretty deserted (which suited me fine) and when I got there, I discovered there was a choice of three different walks I could do – I did two of them.
Due to time constraints, I wasn’t able to stop off at the café, but it looked very nice.Written 20 May 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Pretty park, with wooded areas, meadows, lots of waterfowl, plants, and if you are lucky you will get to see a plane takeoff or land at the Belfast City Airport :)
Worth the ride to East BelfastWritten 27 March 2023
- Lovely autumnal sunhine walk thorugh the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon park this weekend. Large parkland in South Belfast with plenty of woodland and garden trails and footpaths, as well as playparks, picnic areas, flower and herb gardens and the impressive but unfortunately abandoned Wilmont House in the grounds. Just a shame that no one could purchase and look after this impressive Victorian Country House.Written 2 October 2022
- Very pleasant park to get away from centre of Belfast. Close to shops and river front. Wooded area. Playground and band stand.Written 12 March 2023
- This forest park is amazing to talk through any time of year. With several hidden entrances, from the Lagan towpath via Shaw's Bridge and the Lockkeeper's Cottage, to the Galwally Avenue entrance, as well as the official entrance via the carpark in the Belvoir estate, there are many ways to get into this urban oasis of tranquility and nature.
Just away from the carpark, you'll find the remains of a 12th century Norman motte, as well as an the site of an ancient village. The variety of tree species is also incredible, as a large portion of the park was planted as an arboretum by the Dungannons and Batesons, and this area includes some specimens of sequoia redwood and cedar. As well as this, there is a private Medieval graveyard with plots dating back to the 14th century.
A short walk down the towpath to the Clement Wilson Park will bring you to Shaw's Bridge, built to allow Cromwell's gunners to cross the Lagan, and the remains of an ancient Irish ringfort.
Belvoir Park Forest - a beautiful, peaceful place steeped in a thousand years of history.Written 12 May 2020
- Fantastic walking trail up at Divis Mountain on the outskirts of Belfast City. Definitely recommend the Summit Trail as you get the best views of the City from here, and you can relax at the top and have a nice spot of lunch while admiring the view. There is also a cafe on site which maybe next time I can try out after completeig one of the other trails around Divis Mountain.Written 17 May 2022
- I recently accompanied my daughter on a business trip to Belfast. We had a wonderful weekend exploring the city and the north coast, but Monday and Tuesday I had to figure out what to do while she worked. Being a birder from Wisconsin, USA, I started googling birding places near me and came upon your great little birding hotspot! I loved being there and felt so at home...like if I lived in Belfast, you'd be my friends! One gentleman in particular was great fun to talk to and I regret not getting his name so I could personally thank him. Thank you all for a most enjoyable morning! I loved seeing Shelducks with about 25 babies, Black Tailed Godwits and so many Black Headed Gull babies! Mostly, thanks for making me feel welcome. Mary PriorWritten 9 July 2022
- Lagan Valley Park in Belfast is a very nice place to visit in south Belfast with its winding wood covered pathways, historical buildings, great car parking facilities, sports facilities, beautiful waterways and the historical phenomen of the Giant's Ring. Depending on the route you take and where you park your car you could spend 2-3 hours there easily and if you are a keen cyclist or very keen runner/walker you can take it all the way to Lisburn or into Belfast City Centre, but it will take up your day. If anything you should just visit the Giant's Ring just to say you've seen it.Written 11 January 2022
- We just nipped through the grounds of city hall, definitely worth a visit. All the names brings home the scale of the disaster. Many names our kids recognised from knowing the history.Written 25 October 2023
- If you are a young teen looking for a fun, cheap Saturday night out lagan meadows is a lovely spot for the local youth to gather.
I recently attended with a group of close buddy’s and had an excellent evening. The venue is byb and there is a larger outside field and a more intimate area in the bushes. I’ve since been to the lagan meadows quite a few times and have enjoyed it thoroughlyWritten 16 October 2023
- We completed the Belfast City Centre trail (3 teams of 4). It was really good fun and it really makes you open your eyes and see parts of the city you may never have seen before. We were worried it might be a little easy and just for children but this was not the case at all and everyone who took part in it really enjoyed it and I think I will even try some of the other routes.Written 26 July 2018
- Which ever way you’re walking around the city of Belfast, you will come to the river Lagan. A quiet river, well kept & looked after.Written 15 June 2023
- I did this walk after teatime on 22 June, a perfect evening for getting out and about! The lower part is very secluded and has a great feel of a (haunted!) wood 👻 There are lots of sets of steps to be navigated – the one pictured is larger than most – but they are not that narrow and are well spaced out. You can always stop to catch your breath. You’ve to go down steps at times as well as up. Still, this walk is definitely not for anybody with mobility or breathing issues, or small children. I’m in my 50s and fairly fit, and it took me under 20 minutes moving steadily. If you get this far and aren’t up to going higher, give yourself a pat on the back for your efforts!
You then come to the Manse Road, which has to be crossed to access the upper part via a stile opposite. This section is very open. It rises gradually with an extremely steep middle third. It took me an additional 15 minutes to get to the top. The view as you get higher is terrific.
It’s best to come down again and back on to the lower section. You can return all the way to the entrance or, as I did, take an immediate right turn through a stile once you’re a couple of yards inside the lower part. You will follow a grassy path bordering a field and swing left to the US Army monument about 250 yards away. From there, you can turn left into the Rocky Road and descend to near your starting point.
The traffic on that wee road is light, though it’s a steep descent.
On both sections of the climb I encountered lots of dogs, all friendly but none on a lead as required.
Finally, solid walking footwear is needed: a good pair of trainers, for instance, but nothing that’s light on your feet. Give this truly wonderful walk a go and take your time to savour the lower part in particular. Have fun!Written 25 June 2022
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