The Best Outdoor Spaces in Belfast


The Best Outdoor Spaces in Belfast

Why not stay at the city's no.1 choice for luxury Serviced Apartments and indulge in a home away from home experience? With more than 100 apartments in five different areas across Belfast, you are never far away from beautiful scenery. So, it's only right we share with you the best gardens and quiet spots in the Belfast area. 

Barnett Demesne

Barnett Demesne is a marsh, meadows, and woodland preserve in the old estate grounds of Malone House in south Belfast. Near Shaw's Bridge, the park has a greenhouse, daffodil garden, eco-trail, orienteering courses, and a kids' playground. Bike trails and jump parks are available to those seeking excitement. The trails include a 3.4-kilometre shared-use green route and a 3.9-kilometre blue trail with three 1.5-kilometre red loop options, as well as Ireland's first official jumps park.

Cave Hill Country Park

Cave Hill has been popular with locals and travellers visiting Belfast for decades, with its towering shape visible throughout the city. The area has a plethora of natural, archaeological, and historical attractions, including Belfast Castle, which is named for the five caverns found on the side of the cliffs. Visitors can climb to the summit for panoramic views of Belfast by following the well-marked walking routes, which are suited for both casual and serious hikers. Birds and natural landscape are abundant in the area, and the youngsters will enjoy the Cave Hill Adventurous Playground too.

Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens is a great outdoor getaway in the middle of the city, with groomed flower gardens, and a lovely Victorian palm house that has been a part of the park since 1828. Take a stroll through the Queen's Quarter with a takeout coffee from one of the many surrounding cafés.

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

South Belfast's Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is one of the city's most popular parks. The park, which spans over 128 acres and includes rolling meadows, thickets, woods, and gardens, is home to the City of Belfast International Rose Garden, which attracts thousands of people during the annual Rose Week celebrations in July.

If you have time to venture further outside of Belfast, why not visit the other parks Northern Ireland has to offer in Lisburn and Castlereagh?

Lagan Valley Regional Park

Lagan Valley Regional Park spans 4,500 acres of farmland and 11 miles of riverfront between Stranmillis in Belfast to Union Locks in Lisburn. Countryside, urban parks, heritage areas, natural reserves, and riverfront paths make up the Regional Park. Take the towpath along the River Lagan, which offers miles of easy walking in beautiful settings.

Hillsborough Castle Gardens

Hillsborough Castle's magnificent grounds are a delight to see. There are almost 100 beautiful acres to discover, ranging from attractive lawns to tranquil forest, meandering streams, and scenic glens. Visit Lady Alice's Temple, walk along the Yew Tree Walk, and stroll through the lovely Walled Garden.

Are you thinking of planning a trip away to Belfast? Check out our serviced apartments. They will make your stay feel like a home from home. 

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