5 of the best places to enjoy the Autumn Sunset Near The Grand Central Hotel

As the evenings draw closer and the leaves start to change colour, there is something extra magical about watching the sunset during the Autumn Season.

When staying in the Grand Central Hotel in the heart of Belfast, you have your choice of several amazing photo worthy spots to enjoy the sunset made even more breath-taking by the stunning surroundings!

Here are our top 5 picks for the very best places in the city to snap an insta-worthy sunset picture for your timeline.


  • Cave Hill

Starting with the most energetic on the list! This one requires a hike, but the reward of the view at the top is well worth the extra effort. Offering stunning panoramic views of Belfast and Belfast Lough this iconic landmark is a must do at least once. Tick this off your bucket list and experience a memorable sunset at the top!

  • The Observatory

If hiking isn’t your scene, why not take the easiest option on this list and let us do all the leg work for you! Take the lift in The Grand Central Hotel all the way to the 23rd floor and step into The Observatory – the tallest bar in Ireland. Enjoy panoramic views across Belfast and beyond and enjoy watching the sunset in luxurious surroundings with your choice of cocktail.

  • Botanic Gardens

What better place to enjoy the changing colours of the leaves during Autumn than by visiting the Botanic Gardens in Belfast. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in these beautiful gardens situated near Queens University Belfast. The Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast’s Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists. Choose a spot amongst the colourful trees and enjoy watching the sunset in the city centre. 

  • Victoria Square Dome

Located in the heart of Belfast City Centre in Victoria Square Shopping Centre, take the stairs or the lift to the very top of the dome and enjoy panoramic view of the city! The perfect spot to take in the views and enjoy the sunset from a height. This is the ideal option of you’ve spent the day shopping and are still enjoying the bustle of Belfast before heading back to your hotel.


  • Titanic Belfast

Go for a stroll around the famous Titanic Quarter and take in unrivalled views of one of the most impressive areas of Belfast. There is nothing quite like watching the sunset as a backdrop of the Titanic Quarter.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or you want your escape to the city to be as low energy as possible, there are options for everyone to enjoy the Autumn sunset across Belfast.


Fall in love with the Grand Central Hotel during the Autumn season. This is the only place where you can enjoy unrivalled views across Belfast while being based in the city centre.

Whether you want to shop till you drop, eat some of Belfast’s finest food, visit one of the city’s tourist attractions, or simply want to live the life of luxury in the grand surroundings of the hotel, the Grand Central is the perfect location for everything.

Add to your perfect city centre stay, why not stay a little longer and when you stay 2+ nights enjoy £10 off per day or stay 4+ nights for £20 off per day, treat yourself to some of our mouth-watering food by booking a table in the Seahorse Restaurant or our exclusive Jawbox G & Tea Afternoon Tea in the Observatory.

Whatever your reason for visiting the Grand Central Hotel this Autumn, we can assure you of an unforgettable stay.


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