A family wedding in Belfast took us there in the first week of June and we variously visited several locations to make it a holiday too.
The Tropical Ravine is situated in Belfast's beautiful Botanic Gardens at Queen's University. It opened in 1889 having replaced the original orchid and propagating houses. At that time, it was called The Tropical Glen, later called the Tropical Ravine.
Since its restoration, I have wanted to visit but lockdowns have prevented it until this month. It is a small exhibit but well worth a visit. It probably takes about half an hour to visit but the rest of the Botanic Gardens are worth a visit too, as is the Ulster Museum also on-site!
A link to Belfast's Botanic Gardens is here in the sidebar!
The best thing for me in the Restoration is the huge attention paid to period detail and the use of authentic 19th Century plants.