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River Lagan
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  • 1-2 km
  • Moderate
  • Free
  • 2 hours

A cool and serene view of the Mirror of Belfast

2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Antrim BT1 3WH
Check the weather before making a walking trip. During rains the path can become slushy and muddy

The name Belfast has apparently originated from ‘Beal Feirste’ or the mouth of ‘Farset’ which was the River on which this city was built. This River flows into River Lagan.


River Lagan is the mainstream river beautifully meandering across Belfast. A walk across Belfast will lead you to Waterfront, a large complex. A small walk around the river leads to the bridge from where you can have scenic views of the River Lagan and the towering buildings and riverside houses around it.


Those who are keen for some walking trips alongside the River, The Lagan Towpath is a riverside walk path across the beautiful Lagan Valley from Belfast to Lisburn. The walk is alongside the River home to varied wildlife, flora and fauna and is a pleasant day trip.

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How to get there

From Belfast the towpath can be accessed from Lockview Road, Stranmillis. Download the map of Lagan Towpath before you commence your walk. Walk to the Waterfront Complex and the River is behind it.

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