If you're visiting Belfast, a trip to Belfast castle is a must to soak up the history of the place.
The site was first occupied by a castle built by the Normans in the 12th century. This sadly burned down, and wasn't replaced until 1862 by the third Marquis of Donegall.
The castle is no longer inhabited, but often used as a venue for conferences, weddings and other events.
Besides the castle, there are lots of attractions to keep the whole family amused. The on site-restaurant is open every day for both breakfast, lunch and also dinner on several days.
The castle is surrounded by Cave Hill country park which boasts breathtaking views over the countryside. There is also an Adventurous playground - perfect for entertaining the little ones.
Those eager to learn more about their surroundings can explore Cave Hill Visitor Centre.
With so much to see and do, Belfast Castle is a wonderful, low cost option, located with close reach of the city centre.
Concessions: Free entry