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If you have a few hours to kill and are looking for some moderate exercise and a great view over Belfast, climb cave hill up to Napolean's Nose! The cavehill overlooks North Belfast. Its most dominant crag was nick-named Napoleon’s Nose, and was thought to have been the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. All of Belfast can be seen from its peak, as can the Isle of Man and Scotland on clear days.

Equipment: Hiking boots, a jacket for wind or rain.

Address: Just outside city centre
Directions: Right at the base of Belfast Castle
Phone: +44 (0)28 9077 6925
Theme: Hiking
Website: http://www.belfastcastle.co.uk

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