Ormeau Road - the local neighbourhood
Ravenhill house is in the area of Ballynafeigh which includes Upper Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads.
Local ameneties are centred on bustling Ormeau Road, a 2 minute walk from the house and include pubs, restaurants, daytime cafes and various shops.
Ormeau Road is on a main bus route to the city centre with a service every ten minutes and the journey time is 8 minutes.
The Errigle Inn is worth a visit for good pub food, a drink with the locals in the historic, panelled Oak Lounge or to hear live music at the The Real Music club.
Shed Bistro is a great place for lunch or dinner.http://shedbelfast.com/
General Merchants a great neighbourhood cafe/bistro open every day for lunch and from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. General Merchants Ormeau
Ormeau Park, Belfast’s largest, is ideal for a peaceful walk among mature trees or a run along it’s off road trails.The park also incorporates a nine hole golf course.
Cherryvale playing field, next to the house, is used by many sports clubs and is a good place to see Gaelic football and hurling played.
If you are a keen runner Roger can provide you with maps including routes along the River Lagan towpath and through Belvoir Forest Park.
Half a mile to the east is the Ravenhill Ground, home of Ulster Rugby.
A ten minute walk south along Ormeau Road will bring you to Forestside Shopping Centre for Sainsbury, M& S, Boots, Dunnes, HMV, Carphone Warehouse and lots of fashion shops.
Just over a mile from the house are the Belfast Botanic Gardens with their two plant houses, The Tropical Ravine and the spectacular cast iron and glass Palm House.
The recently refurbished Ulster Museum is also within the gardens and boasts a fine collection of applied and fine art, natural history and antiquities.
Our location offers easy access to Odyssey Arena, Titanic Belfast, Queen’s University and the city centre.