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This is a truly beautiful place and it has some of the most beautiful and picturesque views in N.I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dpcbeech
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Lovely walks

My wife and I regularly come here to walk it is so nice and peaceful and there are several... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Isaacwilliam
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a few years since our last visit and the place is looking amazing. A lot has been done to make the place very kid friendly, and just to improve the grounds in general. I was really impressed, the place looked beautiful, well...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as a family of 6, all National Trust members, lovely formal gardens and magical extended grounds. The gardens include helpful information about a range of plants and we will be using this advice to get some rabbit resident border plants for home. Pleasant cafe...More

Thank theis
Reviewed July 5, 2018

A group of us, six in fact were going to go for lunch, then discovered we would have to pay £5.90 each to get into the restaurant, so I am afraid we left and went elsewhere. Why can't Rowallane be like Mount Stewart where you...More

Thank Sizzles42
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful spot! After some time living and travelling overseas, it reminded me just how lucky we are in the U.K. to have the National Trust. Well done to the staff and volunteers over the decades who saved Rowallane, opened it to the public...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Rowallane garden is within half an hour's drive from Belfast. A morning or afternoon will enable you to see the gardens, but take longer to view the splendid plants and flowers, while strolling in the grounds. There is a really good cafe with seating outside...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We enjoyed a walk around the beautiful gardens and displays of many different flowers, in particular the attractive and variously coloured rhododendrons. The head gardener is well supported by a team of dedicated and hard working volunteers who plant, prune, weed and generally maintain these...More

Thank kensmoon
Reviewed May 26, 2018

We visited the Rowallane gardens on a beautiful sunny day in spring. It was a delight strolling through its wonderful woods and gardens. A lot of the rhododendrons and other bushes were in full bloom amidst bluebells and other small flowers. The staff and volunteers...More

1  Thank sosofar
Reviewed May 25, 2018

May is definitely the month to visit Rowallane. We had been promising ourselves a visit here for years and were not disappointed. The rhododendrons were mostly in full bloom in an array of colours. There were also bluebells everywhere, brightening up the woodland and meadows....More

1  Thank MimsyStarr
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Sizzles42
July 10, 2018|
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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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Lesley B
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
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Tim A
May 25, 2018|
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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.
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