The Northern Ireland Assembly was dissolved at 00:01 on Thursday 26 January, 2017. The elections will take place on Thursday 2 March, 2017.

Access and Directions


Stormont Estate is situated on the east side of Belfast, on the Upper Newtownards Road (A20). When travelling out of Belfast along the Upper Newtownards Road, the large entrance to the Estate can be seen on the left hand side of the road, approximately 5 miles from the city centre.

Family in Stormont EstateAccess


The estate is open to pedestrians via the gates on the Upper Newtownards Road and Massey Avenue.

Bus Services:

Metro bus services leave at approximately half hour intervals from Donegal Square West beside Belfast City Hall. On arrival at Stormont Estate, buses stop at the Massey Avenue gates and beside the Carson Statue roundabout.

Car Parking:

Access to the Estate by car is prohibited unless on official business. However, public parking is available outside the Upper Newtownards Road entrance. Another car park is available 300 metres further along the Upper Newtownards Road.

Opening Times

*Stormont Estate opening Times
Month Monday to Friday Saturday and Sunday
January to March 7:30am - 6.00pm 9:00am - 6.00pm
April to May 7:30am - 7.00pm 9:00am - 7.00pm
June to August 7:30am - 9.00pm 9:00am - 9.00pm
September 7:30am - 8.00pm 9:00am - 8.00pm
October to December 7:30am - 6.00pm 9:00am - 6.00pm
* Stormont Play Park opening Times (Mon-Sun)
January to March 9.30am to 5.00pm  
April to May 9.30am to 6.00pm  
Jane to August 9.30am to 8.00pm  
September 9.30am to 7.00pm  
October to December 9.30am to 5.00pm  

*These times are approximate depending on daylight hours

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