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Simply beautiful!

I just love Rowallene! It really is a stunning place full of surprises and activities which change... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Not to be missed!

Rowallane Garden is another magnificent garden owned and maintained by the National Trust. There is... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Surat Thani, Thailand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not really a kids day! If you have National Trust membership free day but not much of a market for £7 entrance fee. Grandson sat on carousel which was manually operated and asked for £3 for a go! Disappointing!

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just love Rowallene! It really is a stunning place full of surprises and activities which change each month. He walks are lovely, the garden are well kept and there is usually something on - at the moment there’s a sensory walk and a film...More

Thank O8326LRlizg
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Rowallane Garden is another magnificent garden owned and maintained by the National Trust. There is a large car park and admission, if you are not a National Trust member, isn't expensive and worth every penny. As with most National Trust properties, there is a cafe...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Amazing place to visit for long strolls along the pathways around Rowallane, the big house has a lovely little cafe with a good selection of hot and cold food and beverages, This is my 2nd year in a row visiting the gardens on an montly...More

Thank jayw87
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Went to Rowallane today with my wife and it was super. The gardens are looking great in their autumnal colours. The new paths make it so easy to get around and a great spot for all ages and family members, even Phoebe our Westie!!:-)

Thank Mark S
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We had a nice time wandering around the gardens at Rowallane and also enjoyed letting our dog run around the special enclosed dog area, however we did not have much time and it was quite expensive as we were just looking to take the dog...More

1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely walks around the gardens. Plenty of areas to explore (including for Geocachers) and expansive areas for children to play.

1  Thank MJJRBS
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Many of the trees in the parkland have identification labels and are very old and stunning. The pathways meander around and you just want to see what's round the corner. The walled gardens are well maintained and still looking good in mid September.

Thank CarolEWise
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is a truly beautiful place and it has some of the most beautiful and picturesque views in N.I. The gardens are superbly well maintained and I would say that Rowallane is one of thejewels in the NTs crown in N.I The coffee shop situated...More

Thank dpcbeech
Reviewed September 2, 2018

My wife and I regularly come here to walk it is so nice and peaceful and there are several different ways to walk We like to finish with a visit to coffee shop But this lets the whole experience down have to stand in queue...More

Thank Isaacwilliam
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July 10, 2018|
Response from GasMenace |
Membership of the National Trust is from £2 or so a head (family) to £5.75 a month (individual) and those who pay for membership do resent others sneaking in for nothing. Many NT properties are unable to locate the... More
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July 10, 2018|
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May 25, 2018|
Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
BBQ, no, I'm afraid but there's lots of places to picnic. Tables are in the court yard and behind the main house. There's also a very welcoming café with home cooked food.