Caisleán Bhéal Feirste

Belfast Castle with its charming Cat Garden is located at the foot of the Cavehill just outside the city. From the castle, completed in 1870, you have a wonderful view over Belfast Lough. The building is home to the Cavehill Visitor Centre and can be rented for weddings and conferences.

But back to the Cat Garden. According to legend, visitors to the castle will be lucky as long as a cat is present. This was used as an occasion to immortalize cat portraits in mosaics, statues and even as hedge figures.