A corner of Narnia from Belfast’s CS Lewis has been created on the Newtownards Road in Belfast with a £2.5million square dedicated to characters from the Chronicles of Narnia. The CS Lewis Square is part of the new Connswater Greenway regeneration project – an ambitious plan to totally transform some neglected parts of Belfast.
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.
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!
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. ( which is also featured in the video above )
There is also a coffee shop on site – great for a relaxing bit and warm cup, if the Irish weather kicks in!! The centre has maps of the sculptures and be sure to check out “The Seeker” and wardrobe as well.
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.
There is also 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.
Have you ever visited CS Lewis Square on the Newtownards road? Let us know your experience in the comments below.