We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9032 4902

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Been my favourite for ages

I would usually take a pop in here while I'm on a trip to the museum. I love all the plants and wildlife which make this wee place full of life and happiness. It's a free... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 14: English reviews
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
168 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I would usually take a pop in here while I'm on a trip to the museum. I love all the plants and wildlife which make this wee place full of life and happiness. It's a free attraction too which is a good thing. I would recommend people with small kids if your in the museum for the day, take a... More 

2 Thank T5562SWsam
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is outstanding the plants are from the far reaches of the planet it's closed for renovations until early 2017 I think just check to make sure but really is worth a visit and the Botanic gardens and Ulster Museum are right beside it so it makes a lovely day out.

2 Thank dundonald3
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
381 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

If you are enjoying a visit to the Botanic Gardens don't forget to visit the Tropical Ravine. Here you will see plants from around the World enjoying the steamy hothouse conditions. It's true that the glasshouses in Kew Gardens are bigger and more impressive but this is a place not to be missed.

1 Thank John A
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,134 reviews
548 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

This fine Victorian glasshouse displays exotic plants that came from all over the Commonwealth and world. I visited it after a long time and the plants never cease to amaze. Spent a good couple of hours there.

1 Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

This is a worth wile visit and takes 20mins tops, despite my horticulture background if you have no knowledge in plants it is still a good visit its a small peice of rainforest in Belfast and well kept without costing a penny would be great for kids give it a go.

1 Thank Phill747
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

A nice reminder of the past in the bustling Botanic area. Well kept and worth a look for the 'cannibal plant' as well!

2 Thank Ruth B
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love this place. it is mad! A tropical ravine in the middle of Belfast! Well worth a visit. Onlly takes 10 minutes to walk round and then you can visit the Museum of dander around the Botanic Gardens. make the effort, you will enjoy it.

2 Thank SeanIrish22
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

A hidden gem next door to the Ulster Museum, the Tropical Ravine House is a free pleasant attraction in Belfast. Entering through a door, you find yourself suspended above a forest of tropical leaves and plants on a platform that runs through two separate rooms and around the edge of the building. The fish ponds at the rear of the... More 

3 Thank H-G-Powell
Level Contributor
242 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Quaint and quirky "giant greenhouse" with elevated pathway around central mass of interesting tropical vegetation and fish ponds. Very tranquil and calming. Magnificent piece of Victoriana too. Could do with a bit of TLC from "the powers that be"- it would be a shame to see it deteriorate further. With jammy dodgers priced at a pound each in the adjacent... More 

2 Thank wart1
Belfast, Ireland
Level Contributor
73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This tropical ravine house is situated in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, beside the entrance to the Ulster Museum. It holds many wonderful tropical plants. The atmosphere inside is humid and warm.

3 Thank aolbfs

Travellers who viewed The Tropical Ravine House also viewed

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Been to The Tropical Ravine House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Tropical Ravine House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?