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Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9448 1338
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Stunning and relaxed

I visited here a number of times with a gentlemen I used to support who has autism. Perfect place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
Lovely park and gardens

Nicely kept park and gardens with free car park. We enjoyed our walk around here and had coffee... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else. A recent £6m restoration project which received generous support from Heritage Lottery Fund has now preserved this historic site for generations to come. The Gardens are a unique living museum, with layer upon layer of design features and planting added over the centuries. Indeed, rarely is so much history preserved on one site. The many exceptional features include the ancient Motte, the Large Parterre, the Yew Tree Pond and the Pleasure Gardens.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
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Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9448 1338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here a number of times with a gentlemen I used to support who has autism. Perfect place for a walk, very tranquil. I fell in love with the place, so much so, I chose to have my wedding pictures here. Simple to organise...More

Thank Jill_NI22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely kept park and gardens with free car park. We enjoyed our walk around here and had coffee afterwards in the cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank Trixie63
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Great for a picnic, nice gardens, castle ruins and Motte to climb.cafe was good ESP if u have a dog 🐶 you can sit outside . Followed it by going short drive to shakes castle.

1  Thank justanordinarymom
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Grew up in this park! But it's fantastic after the (recentish) renovations. Never thought in my day you would have trouble parking!

Thank IrishBlerzo
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

On driving back from the west to Larne we decided to stop off to see Loch Neagh. We saw this on trip advisor and thought we would have a look. We weren't disappointed. Managed to get parked okay at clotworthy house at the start of...More

Thank laldy
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were on the Gardens of Antrim trail, and started here. Lovely park land and wooded areas. Enjoyed the walk along the river. Lovely borders in flower, nice to see that exotics can be grown, with a little attention to how they are placed. Plenty...More

Thank CarolEWise
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This a very nice place for a lovely wee walk the garden is lovely you can take dogs into the groundand kids would love it they as well

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A beautiful venue however was disappointed that we could not get a sandwich we're told that they had stopped making sandwiches as it was 3 o'clock even though the sandwich fillings were still in sight

1  Thank 258Elaine
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Stunning scenery, Usually peaceful surroundings and a sense of mystery about the place what with the ghost stories. However can't be denied that a ot of local young people do use the place as a drinking ground at weekend evenings;

Thank JordanOHara
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You don't often see new gardens created on the scale - very well done but they need to do something about the duckweed on the ponds. The cafe was OK but not the most helpful staff - milk seemed to be rationed! - in total...More

Thank hhm501
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7 May 2017|
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Response from rochesterrambler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Try putting Antrim Castle Gardens into Google. I tried putting the link into my reply but apparently this is not allowed !
Anne R
12 March 2017|
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Response from NiborNorthernIreland | Reviewed this property |
There is only a ruin of the Castle which burned down at the start of the 20th century. You mainly see and enjoy the gardens.
27 December 2016|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is Free but I am not sure who owns it may be The Natioal Trust I live in Canada just visited the location.Good Luck