Cycle Northern Ireland -

Botanic Gardens

This route takes you through a historic city park along surfaced paths with some slight hills.

Nearest TownBelfast
Distance1.5 miles miles
OS Map15
Route TypeParkland and Grassland
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOff Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)J336727
Grid Ref (End)J336727


Surfaced paths with some slight hills

Point of Interest

Palm House - designed by Sir Charles Lanyon
Tropical Ravine - home to banana plants
Herbaceous Borders - a fantastic array of colour in the summer months

Route Description

There are a network of surfaced paths throughout the park which makes it an ideal location for a family cycle.

The park has 7 entrances and the best route is simply to stick to the surfaced paths.

Getting to the Start

Botanic Gardens is located adjacent to Queen's University Belfast.
By Bike: The park is adjacent to NCN 9, Stranmillis Embankment, beside Queen's Physical Education Centre.
By Bus: Metro Services 7 & 8
By Car:on-street parking around Botanic Avenue and Stranmillis area.


A Traffic-free route, however if joining NCN 9 there is a busy road crossing


Refreshments available in surrounding area. Toilet facilities in the park

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Surfaced paths with some hills

Available Publication

A Walk in the Park

Belfast City Council, Parks Department, 02890320202 Ext. 3199


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.