Facilities & access


  • Terrace Hill House is in private ownership and is not open to the public
  • Picnic area in Terrace Hill Rose Garden, with great views across the Lagan Valley
  • The nearest toilets are in Malone House, across the River Lagan via Shaw's bridge. Owned and managed by Belfast City Council, they are open most days between 9am - 5pm
  • Refreshments available in the restaurant at Malone House
  • Dogs welcome. Visitors are asked to keep their dogs on a lead when entering fields where livestock are grazing
  • Free parking at Minnowburn Car Park, Edenderry Road (also suitable for coaches), Shaw's Bridge Car Park on the A55 (not National Trust) and Giant's Ring Car Park, Giant's Ring Road (not National Trust)

Family & children

  • River Lagan path accessible to pushchairs


  • Uneven ground in places, various surfaces, mainly gravel, grass or woodbark. Steps and steep slopes in places
  • Several wooden benches located along the riverbank. Also three wooden picnic tables at Terrace Hill viewpoint