It’s a perfect corner of Narnia from Belfast’s CS Lewis built on the Newtownards Road in Northern Ireland’s Belfast with a £2.5million square in which you can witness all characters from the Chronicles of Narnia. As part of the new Connswater Greenway regeneration project, CS Lewis Square represents an ambitious plan to put some neglected aspects of Belfast under the spot and let everyone know what Belfast stands on.
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Why Should You Visit CS Lewis Square?
In total seven incredible sculptures have been created by Irish artist Maurice Harron – which include Aslan the Lion, Maugrim, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the Robin, the White Witch, the Stone Table and everyone’s favourite – Mr Tumnus. Each statue has an interesting story that why we encourage you to have a look at CS Lewis before you head to this cutlural hub.
We have visited the location twice already and had a great time. The site is open 24/7 – and will be enjoyed by all fans of the books or movies – young or old! If you have enough of these fun sculptures, capturing an endless amount of photos, then the surrounding district is so welcoming, offering everything from holiday dinners to the variety show.
For directions on how to get to the square – use the Google map below –
There is free parking on the streets around the square. Also, a few streets away is a mural to CS Lewis, be sure to check that out. We have found it an idyllic spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City Hall offers an affordable and outdoorsy destination for a family outing.
There is also a coffee shop on site – great for a relaxing bit and warm cup, if the Irish weather kicks in since you know, weather in the United kingdom is unpredictable. The centre has maps of the sculptures and be sure to check out “The Seeker” and wardrobe as well. Hug your cup of coffee, and admire the sunset from this entertainment-themed square. After warming your heart, you can take a ride bike around the square and each hidden corner. Not to mention this tour is one of the best free things to do in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Your children will have such a joy while witnessing their fairy tales and imagined heroes; even I couldn’t disguise my enthusiasm once I got closer to my favorite characters. Absolutely, it’s one of the fun things to do in Northern Ireland! We also took the kids to check out the trail, you can see the video below:
If interested in CS Lewis – his history, stories, inspiration – then check out the following link for more.
Also, you can find a Narnia Trail in Rostrevor, County Down, Located in Kilbroney Park which features many sculptures also including a wardrobe and lampost, which are both iconic features of Narnia. It makes for a fun day out.
Planning to visit Belfast so soon! Congratulations! You have made the best choice ever, but forget to include this great square in your itinerary.
And if yiy gave you ever visited CS Lewis Square on the Newtownards road, let us know your experience in the comments below.