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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 Attractions in Antrim
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Belfast
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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70 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to take the children. You should start and park at Clotworthy House in the grounds, grab a bite to eat, then head to the adjacent gardens for some nice pictures. Then go down to the castle remants for some more photos of the castle, bridge and river. The cross the bridge and walk down alongside... More 

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Northern Ireland
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. I like that it opens at very early on Sundays. The volunteers do a wonderful job creating and maintaining the beautiful gardens. There's so much space, interesting animals and a fab cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Definitely gone up in the world! Absolutely a gorgeous place now to go!.... Makes Antrim look top class.. If you like fishing or a stroll or believe in spirits at the banshee castle & the cake. Historic Antrim is the place to be 👌😉

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Cumbria, England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wandered through here whilst staying at the Six Mile Water Caravan Park on our way to the Stables - both recommended. Although it was late October so there weren't too many flowers, it was still a very interesting and relaxing place to visit, and a welcome change from going into town via the roads. I particularly liked the motte and... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful place to come and admire some beautiful gardens, wooded areas, ponds, an old motte, ruins of the castle and walks by the river. Then you can visit the cafe for some refreshments. There's a lovely wee gift shop where you can but some quirky gifts. Come for a walk by yourself or bring your dog along.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Loads of room in the paths to let the wee ones cycle, ducks to feed, rivers/bridges and 'mountains' to climb. Great entertainment for younger kids. Lovely little coffee shop in clotworthy to sit and watch the world go by

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Amazing scenery in this area, the Gardens are large in size and are great for a run or a brisk walk but if nature lovers want to explore, there are flower gardens, castle remains and woodland to keep you occupied. We were lucky with the weather and in the sunlight these gardens were amazing, possibly one of the best gardens... More 

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