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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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Garden walks

This is a very scenic walk amongst wooded areas and ponds. Wide level pathways and walled gardens... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Victor M
County Antrim, United Kingdom
via mobile
A must stop

If lyou like walks long or short along a river then this is the place for you. Lovely gardens to... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Banbridge, 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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Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9448 1338
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very scenic walk amongst wooded areas and ponds. Wide level pathways and walled gardens. Multi passenger bikes are available to hire at the Clotworthy complex. There is also an adjoining path which is a lovely stroll down to the Lough. Well worth...More

Thank Victor M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If lyou like walks long or short along a river then this is the place for you. Lovely gardens to walk around.well planted out kept very tidy .shop cafe and art galley.lot to see great for kids on a good day they spend hours here.

Thank wbeckett2017
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours rambling around here chilling out. Good place to hang. There is the wall of the an old castle but little else left. The garden has been built where the castle once was.

Thank Collaborative I
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Good facilities (shop, tea-room, toilets, parking) with a range of pleasant gardens to wander in & a short riverside walk to the edge of the Lough. And an exhibition on the history of the castle. If you are looking for a place to stop &...More

Thank PreservedKillick
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Went for the Annual Garden/Food Festival. Excellent, well worth a visit - good for family, friends, couples, you won't be disappointed. Good food stalls, with plenty to satisfy all taste buds. Great for budding/amateur/established gardeners, wanting to purchase a variety of colourful,and different varieties of...More

Thank lyndamacIreland
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We go to the Castle Gardens very day. It's not just a pleasure to walk around; it has history and you can avail of the many activities on offer via the Council website. A great walk is to do the gardens and then head off...More

1  Thank MichaelGDaly
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I've visited the gardens several times and is a pleasant location but not much to see our do. The food in the small cafe is good, wooded walks take all of twenty minutes but it is peaceful and pretty.

Thank Colin O
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Well done to Antrim Council on such a lovely place to visit and spend time. Had a great family day out here and best of all its free

Thank markmccaughan
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My kids adore a morning or afternoon in the castle gardens! A lovely place for them to take the bikes while I enjoy a walk...great wee coffee shop too...well maintained, clean and lovely!

Thank mumof2chn
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A guided tour opens one's eyes to the tremendous work accomplished in restoring these gardens to something close to the original features. The family history of the Masserenes is linked to the various features of the gardens. The pool is fascinating! Surrounding the actual gardens...More

1  Thank NiborNorthernIreland
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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