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Belfast Zoo

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Antrim Road | Antrim Road, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9077 6277
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Great Day Out

Despite visiting on a cold day off season we had a really great time. It felt like we had the place... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JenandNeil365
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Dublin, Ireland
Great day out for the family

Great day out for the family, provides a great educational resource for all of the young one and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laurencejohnston1981
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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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Belfast Zoo is located in north Belfast. The zoo's 55 acre site is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species. The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat. The zoo also carries out important conservation work and takes part in European and international breeding programmes which help to ensure the survival of many species under threat. Belfast Zoo is one of the top fee-paying visitor attraction in Northern Ireland, receiving more than 300,000 visitors a year.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea lions” (30 reviews)
“up hill” (22 reviews)
“floral hall” (24 reviews)
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Antrim Road | Antrim Road, Newtownabbey BT36 7PN, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9077 6277
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite visiting on a cold day off season we had a really great time. It felt like we had the place to ourselves. There was a large variety of animals to see. They seemed in good spirits and well taken care. We were very impressed...More

Thank JenandNeil365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out for the family, provides a great educational resource for all of the young one and we leant a thing or too ourselves ))

Thank laurencejohnston1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous time visiting the Belfast Zoo! Was very quiet as it's not the busy season. Was still able to see a lot of the animals and enjoy without the crowds of people. Watched the tigers, giraffes, gorillas and elephants be fed! Very lovely...More

Thank Lynsey L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hills are quite steep at times but the view from the top is definitely worth it, and all the animals are delightful to watch. The zoo itself is very well kept. I didn't see even one piece of litter anywhere and the toilets were...More

Thank Natasha A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love all animals and try to visit the local zoo when I am on holidays. I found the zoo easy to find and on the day that we arrived it was very quiet there. Having said that we all had a lovely day visiting...More

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BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Belfast Zoo. We are delighted that you visited the zoo as part of your holiday to Northern Ireland. We are also pleased that you are a regular zoo visitor and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They're definitely putting some time and money into Belfast Zoo as each time we go it improves. The animal exhibits are clean and well laid out. The staff are lovely. We met the woman who looks after the chimps, short curly blonde hair (sorry I...More

Thank gp1008Bel
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. We are delighted that you have seen changes recently. We are committed to a programme of continual improvements and, in 2017, we have already opened our newly renovated and extended reptile and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place so much to see and do. Loads of parking and a great shop and facilities Built on a mountain side you need to be prepared to walk up some steep hills but plenty of animals to see and some great views. Loved...More

1  Thank JaneGoddard
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Belfast Zoo and got to see so many of our animals during your visit (including Brian the friendly lion). We hope to welcome you back to Belfast Zoo again soon!  

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great day out as always, normally great views and see all animals up close. Especially love the seal enclosure and seeing the giraffes. May have some difficulties getting around if you are not fit as it is very hilly.More

Thank IrishTripTaker
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Belfast Zoo. We are delighted to hear that you are a regular visitor and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We are pleased that you especially enjoyed visiting the sea lion...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Belfast Zoo is a remarkable zoological park. It’s uniquely built on the mountain side, nearby Cave Hill Park, providing stunning views over the city. For me, the fact that it’s not on flat grounds and has several levels is an added bonus: the exceptional landscape...More

Thank Aldo G
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Belfast Zoo. We are delighted that you enjoyed our unique Cave Hill location and the layout of the zoo and we are also pleased that you got to see some of the...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good amount of parking & fairly quick service on arrival. Quite expensive for what is on offer. The layout was a little confusing at first but we managed to make it to the top of the hill! Some enclosures very hard to see inside especially...More

Thank Gillian B
BelfastZooInfo, Owner at Belfast Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. We appreciate comments, such as yours which help us identify our visitor’s opinions and make any necessary changes. As you are aware, every visitor is given a free map on arrival...More

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Bktodd
26 August 2016|
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Response from BelfastZooInfo | Property representative |
Belfast Zoo is home to three Asian elephants, called Yhetto, Dhunja and Tina!
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maireoocht
23 August 2016|
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Response from BelfastZooInfo | Property representative |
There are lots of hotels in Belfast. You can find out more from Visit Belfast's website. There are also buses which travel from city centre to the zoo regularly.
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