Stormont Estate and Glen

The grounds at Stormont once formed the private estate of the Cleland family. In the early 1920s the estate was acquired as the site for the new Parliament Buildings, which opened in 1932. Today the parkland is used for events and casual recreation.

What is there to see?

Birds, including rook (there is a rookery), great tit, blue tit, chaffinch, wren and long-tailed tit. Mammals, including red squirrel and badger. Trees, including lime and horse chestnut. Oak and ash woodland. Woodland flowers, including bluebell and wood anemone.

When is the best time to visit?

Any time of year, especially spring for the bluebell woods in Stormont Glen.

Who looks after it?

The site is owned by the Department of Finance and Personnel, and managed by the Estates

Where can you get more information?

From the Department of Finance and Personnel