Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

Belfast Castle’s ‘Cat Garden’


The large and well planted gardens have wonderful views over the city. An old legend held that the occupants of the castle would only have luck as long as a white cat lived there. True or not, the legend is commemorated in the gardens by mosaics, paintings and sculpture depicting cats – it can be good fun tracking down all nine cats.

  • Name:Belfast Castle’s ‘Cat Garden’
  • Address:Antrim Road BT15 5GR, Co. Antrim
  • Phone:048/ 028 9077 6925
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  • Opening Times:All year round. Please see website for daily open times.