Frequently Asked Questions
Gate Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday – 9.30am to 6pm
Friday to Sunday – 9.30am to 7pm
When you say the bike trails are free to use, can I cycle up and use on my own mountain bike?
That’s exactly right – starting From Tuesday the 18th August 2020.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are most welcome but must be kept on leads at all times as we are a working farm. We would like to ask you kindly to pick up after your dog. There is a dog poo bin located beside the gates of the walled garden.
Do the car park charges apply to people just coming in for a coffee?
Our parking charge will apply to everyone who visits Belmont by car. The charge will go straight towards maintaining the car parks, tracks & trails. We are introducing an annual car park charge available to those who are regular visitors, which will give unlimited access to Belmont Demesne.
How will we pay car park charges? Cash, contactless card transaction, or pay by phone?
The car park charge will be taken at the main entrance via contact-less payment.
Is there an entrance fee?
How do I pay the parking fee?
You can pay by contactless payment at the gate – just tap and go! You can also buy a Season Pass, which means you can come as many times as you want. Our 2020 Season Ticket is only €50.
Do I need to pay for the trails?
No! All our bike trails and walking trails are completely free.
How do I avoid getting lost on the trails?
You can grab a map at the Main Entrance or in Arthur’s Barn. We also have signage throughout the estate to help you navigate around, or you can download a printable pdf map here.
Do you have a playground?
Are the trails buggy friendly?
Our walking trails are not tarmacadamed but hardcored. The best trail for buggies is our Green Trail. The Green long loop is a really lovely walk but has one steep part. It’s still suitable for a buggy but you may need a bit of muscle to push the buggy up! Just choose the short or medium loop instead.
Have you got a Café?
Bak’d Café at Arthur’s Barn is located in our beautiful Walled Garden. Bak’d is famous for its delicious wood fired pizzas, delicious sourdough breads, coffees, ice cream and sweet treats. There are lots of daily specials to look out for. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced.
Arthur’s Barn is one of the original sets from the legendary film “King Arthur”, shot here in Ireland, starring Clive Owen and Kiera Knightly. Belmont Demesne has a rich film pedigree and has been the location for a host of blockbusters including Vikings, Calvary and Into the Badlands.
Can I bring my own food?
Can I hire a bike?
Yes. You can hire bikes from Fatbike Adventures based at the old Tramyard beside the Car Park. The guys will match you up with the perfect bike or you can hire a fab electric fatty to give you an extra boost. For more information contact Fatbikes directly at email@example.com
Can I bring my own bike?
Can I get my bike repaired or serviced?
Absolutely. The Fatbike Adventures Shop has a great range of bikes for sale, plus a team of bike gurus with over 20 years’ experience when it comes to bike servicing and repairs. Suspension, fork servicing, complete builds, restorations, upgrades – they cover everything. It’s also the only Bike Shop in Ireland with its very own trails to try out bikes post-service.
Are there any childrens clubs running in Belmont?
At Belmont we’re passionate about bringing people of all ages closer to nature. The Forest Club is located right in the heart of Belmont Demesne. Children can learn about nature through fun hands-on activities and experiences. The Forest Club runs after-school clubs, forest school sessions, kids’ camps and birthday parties. They are a great way for children to learn new skills, gain an appreciation for the great outdoors and have lots of fun too!
Read more here !
Are the walking trails wheelchair accessible?
The short and medium versions on the clockwise green ‘hike and bike’ trail would be challenging but are indeed wheelchair accessible. The car park area, access to the walled garden and toilets facilities are all wheelchair accessible too.