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Antrim Castle Gardens

Address: Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Antrim
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find nothing like these 400 year old...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

these gardens are beautiful and we had our wedding photographs taken here. It is such a nice place to walk around or sit and have lnch in the good weather. there is plenty of parking and a lovely walk to the lough shore. The only thing that I do not like is the dogs that are running around it off... More 

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antrim
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The gardens and grounds of the old Massereene castle, which unfortunately their is very little remaining. But the grounds have been revamped in recent years and it has to be said the council have done a good job, the ponds have been restored as have the extensive paths which lead to the river and all the way to the lough... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the castle gardens is a beautiful place to come visit and is within the castle grounds which is now a beautiful place to visit for a leisurely stroll with a nice wee cafe for a cuppa if you get abit parched

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice walk around the Castle gardens and the coffee shop a nice place to stop for a pit stop - nice way to spend a lazy afternoon

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Ballymena
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

excellent place to visit with beautiful garden shower the coffee shop leaves a lot of room for improvement. The staff are very poor and when I called in a male employee was watching a panini cooking and ignored my 3 attempts to get his attention to serve me my tray bakes. He should no remorse or interest in his job... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Such a pretty place. Excellent for walking around. Excellent to go with some friends and discover the place.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Antrim Castle Gardens is well worth a visit no matter what time of year. Originally the grounds of the old Massereene Castle, it is steeped in history. It has been revamped to award winning standard by Antrim Borough Council who deserve credit for making this a tourist attraction. There is an art gallery and a coffee shop and in summer... More 

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Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a lovely place to walk around whatever the season. It's well kept and has lots of interesting wee nooks and crannies. Only down side is having to keep the dog on a lead, but then again my cons may be someone else's pros. There's a brilliant yoga class at the Clotworthy tower here, it's the perfect place to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Woodland walks popular with locals, especially dog walkers. The remains of the old castle, riverside garden, motte and canal/lake were still interesting even in December. Café on site, but unfortunately the main garden area was out of bounds being set up for an event.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The time to visit is the summer, when it is very relaxing to have a cup of coffee in the beautiful surroundings of the courtyard. Inside the café is a bit Spartan and there is a very limited choice of food, but it is ideal for a cup of coffee andmaybe a scone.

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