We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Antrim Castle Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
Website
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 149 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful place

I love Antrim Castle Gardens and I visit nearly every week. Even though I am a resident of Antrim, I can still find something new on each visit. If you want to walk your dog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
KerriThrower
,
Antrim, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Antrim, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love Antrim Castle Gardens and I visit nearly every week. Even though I am a resident of Antrim, I can still find something new on each visit. If you want to walk your dog, take kids out on their bikes, enjoy a leisurely walk, a long run its there for you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a stressful day at work,visit" Antrim Castle Gardens" your batteries will be recharged.Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and various walks.Many runners use the grounds and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere,clocking up their mileage. Add this to your "bucket list".

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

While I'm not in any position to judge the claim that these are among 'the most unique and historically intact gardens in the UK and throughout Ireland', there are very fine. There is a mixture of settings, and Clotworthy House provides a nice shop, cafe and arts spaces. The few remaining ruins of the main house are off-set by nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am not so big flower lover, but this place is amazing and colorful. Parking is nearby inside a park or at Antrim Forum

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
407 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been here before a few years ago but this visit was so much better. All the bare borders were now fully in flower and there was so much more to see. The parkland is well signposted to the different areas - canals, round pond, castle and motte. There is a lovely spiral walk to the top of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went here by default one sunny Sunday, did not realise it was an Antrim Festival so the world and his wife was there and there was a playing in the bandstand. Apparently there area bands quite often so need to research this a bit more. However it is an excellent place to visit on a less busy occasion perhaps. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been there in years but it's lovely. They have totally transformed the place. We were there to get family pictures taken and had plenty of places to choose from

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

WONDERFUL venue, lovely walks along the river great for wild life, very good cafe for lunch ..the gardens are all in bloom just now, worth a visit ,,great place for kids to explore and learn about history with the old castle

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antrim, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Only living some 5 miles away you can take for granted what is on your doorstep. Took my 2 sons for a stroll there last week and was pleasantly surprised at the new look. The gardens are in tip top shape around the new café and there was a band playing outdoors in the actual gardens - they too were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are near Antrim, then the gardens are well worth a visit. It is free entry and you can spend a half day wandering around, visiting the exhibition and using the café. Also add on a walk down to the Lough. Very peaceful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Antrim Castle Gardens also viewed

Randalstown, County Antrim
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
 

Been to Antrim Castle Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Antrim Castle Gardens

Address: Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Antrim

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Antrim Castle Gardens and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Honolulu

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Antrim Castle Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?