Divis Mountain

Divis Mountain is the highest of the Belfast Hills, some 480 metres above sea level, and is perhaps best known for the mast that rises from the summit.  The National Trust manages about 600 hectares.  The area is best known for the presence of … [Read more...]

Barnett Demesne

Barnett Demesne is a 40-hectare park in south Belfast, bequeathed to the city in 1934.  The estate was originally established in the seventeenth century, but was extensively landscaped in the 1830s resulting in the open parkland and mature specimen … [Read more...]

Belvoir Forest Park

Belvoir Forest Park, the largest forest on the outskirts of the city, was opened in 1961.  It contains a Norman motte and a fourteenth-century, ruined graveyard.  Today the site is a working forest and contains the oldest known oaks in Ireland dated, … [Read more...]