Cregagh, Belfast

Cregagh is an Irish word meaning the rocky place. It’s a small town in the southeast of Belfast in Northern Ireland. As any other electoral ward of Belfast city council, this townland dates back to the medieval time when it was run by O’Neill’s of Clannaboy.

The town sits on Woodstock/Cregagh road along which there are several shops, massive churches, sports venues, eateries and so much more one can enjoy.

Cregagh is also known for its impressive real estate industry. Since centuries ago, the town has hosted some of the best buildings. The town is a representation of the early years of its life. For example, some of the street names are names of Second World War generals such as Alanbrooke and Montgomery. Below are some of the places and things that make Cregagh an outstanding town, for both adults and kids.

Cregagh Glen

Located on the Upper Knockbreda Road North of the Cregagh Road Junction, Castlereagh is the Cregagh Glen. This is a trekking route amid a forest. Several things make Cregagh Glen a beautiful spot. First, there are masses of bluebell flowers that are usually blooming most of the year. Secondly, the path provides a tranquil walk thanks to a river along the path, a waterfall, and a bridge where you can stop and breath in the serenity of nature as you listen to the flowing of water and birds chirping. However, the path is a bit narrow and long thus not ideal for kids or pets.

Shopping at Connswater Shopping Centre

Shopping is some kind of therapy even when you don’t plan to buy anything. On Cregagh road, there is a Connswater Shopping centre with a range of stores for jewelry, footwear, fashion, food, fast food eateries, and much more. People come to get their nails and brows done here, but trending attires and footwear, eat mouthwatering snacks and food, and enjoy some time in an indoor shopping centre.

Museum of Orange Heritage – Schomberg House

Museum of Orange Heritage is an institution located at Schomberg House showcasing the history, culture, and tradition of Orange Institution. The museum is designed to display various events of orange heritage from the Glorious Revolution to the modern era. There is a memorial backlit window commemorating over 300 orange members who died in Northern Ireland. Also, there are interactive exhibits and a café. The place is frequently visited by large numbers as it holds history that people want to familiarize themselves with. Furthermore, there are tour guides who take people through various sections of the museum.

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