Cave Hill Country Park

Cave Hill Country Park

Cave Hill's famous profile is visible from almost everywhere in Belfast and its famous Napoleon's Nose and McArt's Fort have become synonymous with Belfast.

There is a challenging walking route, over unsurfaced paths, past the caves to McArt’s Fort, and crossing moorland, heath and meadows.

You will discover much of what the park has to offer from archaeological sites and wildlife to amazing panoramic views over the City of Belfast.

Alternatively you can enjoy the gardens of Belfast Castle or make use of the cafe for a coffee stop.  Kids will love the adventure park or a trip to the nearby Belfast Zoo.



Accessible toilets
Accessible parking

Opening Hours

Open all year 7.30am to sunset

The museum is open

Monday to Saturday 9am to 10pm

Sundays from 9am to 5.30pm




Free admission


Free parking

Walk Trails

Circular, 2.4 miles

Belfast Castle Estate. Scenic parkland walk.

Circular, 4.5 miles

Cave Hill Country Park. Overlooks Belfast.

Other Activities

Download an ecotrail pack at

Visit for details on the permanent orienteering course at Cave Hill


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Cave Hill
Antrim Road
Innisfayle Park junction
Co. Antrim
BT15 5GR

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