Belfast Telegraph

£1.75m B&B and restaurant opens on Belfast's Divis

By Brett Campbell

A new bed and breakfast and restaurant bordering Divis Mountain in Belfast is now hosting visitors after a £1.75m investment.

Paul McLarnon, the owner and developer of Standing Stones Lodge, said he was "delighted" to welcome guests to "this beautiful part of the country" almost three years after he began working on the ambitious project.

The B&B is close to walking trails on Divis and Black Mountain, allowing guests to take in views stretching as far as Mount Slemish and the Mournes.

The £1.75m development has also added 25 new jobs to the economy.

It has been welcomed by Lisburn and Castlereagh councillors William Leathem and James Tinsley.

The main guesthouse has six bedrooms but the site also has 16 self-catering lodges and a 100-seater restaurant.

General manager Harry McMahon said: "Paul has every right to be proud of Standing Stones Lodge. He has created a first-class facility here on Divis.

"In the short time that we have been open our restaurant has already proved to be hugely popular with local people and I am very confident that we will quickly become a tourist destination."

It's understood that Mr McLarnon has plans to further develop the site.

Belfast Telegraph

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