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Antrim Castle Gardens

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Address: Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
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The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find...

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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Great Park, one of the Best in NI

Well kept park with beautiful grounds, old coach house and very helpful staff. Also contains remains of Antrim Castle, Dutch Water Gardens, woods and open spaces a very short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well kept park with beautiful grounds, old coach house and very helpful staff. Also contains remains of Antrim Castle, Dutch Water Gardens, woods and open spaces a very short walk from Antrim Town Centre, Rail Station, Bus Depot, Six-Mile Water and Lough Neagh and less than 5 miles from Belfast International Airport A credit to Antrim & Newtownabbey Council!

Thank Sniper2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There's not much to be said about the Antrim Castle Gardens other than you will love it. Beautiful gardens steeped in history with a lovely courtyard with lots of things going on all the time all year round. Not to be missed.

Thank Lee B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the grand kids out for Halloween and went to Antrim castle gardens plenty of green space for them to play and let of steam (Its a Boys thing).Nice to see the Autumn colours on the trees on fresh sunshiny days 400 year old gardens. With lots of walk's, Grass, Trees, and river running though the grounds it offers... More 

Thank Belfastcabbie
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lovely panini with Mediterranean veg to take out to enjoy in the beautiful gardens . Staff were lovely and very helpful.

Thank Ruby M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get yourself down now in Autumn if u can for beautiful leaf changing scenes. Make sure you walk around the perimeter paths inside the gardens then go inside so as not to miss the long canal and parterre garden. The pleasure garden is like a small enchanted fairy garden but at the moment of writing they were excavating the underground... More 

Thank NIlass
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The day we were here was sunny and warm which made our visit even better! The staff here obviously take great pride in keeping the gardens beautiful. We didn't have time to go around all of it as its extensive but will definitely be back to explore further.

Thank Pat L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Best spot to go running, for a nice chilled walk or to relax with a drink! Recently moved to Antrim and didn't know about the gardens! This is simply I favourite thing about Antrim!

Thank andymulh
Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Visited this attraction for the first time today and was bowled over at how lovely Antim castle gardens are. There are miles of fantastic walks/cycles from the gardens along the river and right down to the shores of Lough Neagh. Today the weather was glorious and we were able to sit outside in the sunny courtyard area and eat lunch... More 

Thank Woolif
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The castle grounds in Antrim is a lovely place for a nice slow leisurely walk although lots of joggers use the paths as well. The park is kept very tidy and there are lots of grey squirrels about. The water pond is a beautiful feature and also the flower garden. The walk over the stone bridge and then along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is my first of two contrasting reviews. The second if for the cafe. Please read both. REVIEW OF GARDENS This is a world class public garden, made better because so few people know about it. I can easily spend a few hours here with my young 3 and 5 yr olds exploring the castle ruins, the ancient motte or... More 

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