A climb up this dramatic outcrop offers a view over the city as far as the Mourne Mountains – and will change your perspective of Northern Ireland’s capital in more ways than one

Cave Hill is an inescapable fact of Belfast life. Practically the only time you can’t see it is when you are standing right on it. It isn’t the highest point in the hills that form the city’s western border – that would be Divis, two hills to the south – but it is easily the most dramatic.

A sculpted ridge of basalt silhouetted against the sky, its resemblance to the face of a sleeping giant supposedly gave Jonathan Swift the idea for his Gulliver (Belfast children learn this fact before their own names).

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