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Antrim Castle Gardens

Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9448 1338
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Antrim
Type: Gardens
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

These are lovely gardens, well worth a visit. There are may different areas within the gardens all of which are worth seeing.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice now (this year and last) on a bus tour and it's a lovely little stop. Very well maintained; clean and tidy. There's a "Garden heritage exhibition" and "Oriel gallery" but I can't personally comment on those as we didn't visit them; we stayed outside. The cafe is fairly priced and clean and we were served by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I took our 3 year old & baby for a walk and some lunch yesterday, the gardens are breathtaking & plenty of room on paths for buggy & my 3 year old to run about, however It was when we had lunch in the garden coffee shop that we felt let down. Service was not good, selection... More

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AntrimCastleGardens, Manager at Antrim Castle Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your positive feedback on your recent visit to the Gardens. We are disappointed to hear about your experience in the Coffee Shop and can confirm that the points you raised are being addressed by our franchisee caterer. They have asked that we pass on an apology on their behalf and they hope that you will... More

Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We recently visited here on the way from the airport to Coleraine and it was worth stopping off. The gardens are well maintained and the walkways look like they are new. It was nice on a sunny day to stroll through the park down to Loch Neagh and have a tea and cake in the little café. However, it could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There was only a few places I couldn't take my chair, and most of the time there was alternative routes. Absolutely breathtaking! I would go again and again if I lived in the area!

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fabulous destination for a day out, walk or recreation. Free entry and car parking. Everywhere we walked was very well looked after. We walked from a car park along to Lough Neigh following the signs; there is a pleasant café by the marina. We also enjoyed the exercise machines as we walked along. The only negative is how little you... More

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Muckamore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love spending many days in the Castle Ground! Hidden gem in Antrim. Lovely walk from the Lough Shore to The Castle Grounds. Antrim is beautiful.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This facility is within a few minutes walk of Antrim town centre and within a short time one reaches the shores of Lough Neagh. The gardens have been recently extensively renovated, featuring clean well maintained grass areas with several winding paths into the wooded areas and a walk along the river side to the lough shore where there is a... More

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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went with the children, and we all loved it. Beautiful gardens, so many really intriguing and unique trees and plans. It was a little quiet when we went, so we had a sense of discovery and curiosity as we walked around to see what was around the next corner. Many of the reviewers were from the UK, and so... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I walk here all the time with my dog. It's kept spotlessly clean,well tended gardens,such a beautiful place on our doorstep.A real gem.

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