The Belfast Hills are home to a wide range of historic sites, however not all of these important sites are easily accessible. Some sites are on private ground, so special permission has to be sought to view the site; while others, although on public ground, are in locations that are not accessible to all due to the terrain.
Likewise, over the years, various archaeological finds have been uncovered; however they are stored away in museum archives or behind glass, physically isolated from people interested in the hills’ rich history.
A number of stiles have been installed to ease physical access to a number of heritage sites. Where physical access is not possible 360 degree photography has been used to virtually enable people to visit the site. Please click here to view panoramas. Archaeological finds have been turned into a series of 3D images which users can interact with, virtually turning, measuring etc. Please click here to view 3D images.