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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 18 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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Ventura, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great green space you can walk for hours. The flowers and grounds were just lovely. A really nice place to visit on your last day of your holiday.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went initially for Party in the Park and had a great and mostly free day out. We had the pleasure to walk around the gardens and explore and enjoyed it so much we went back to try out the Castle Carriages, which are 4 wheeled bicycles, as my youngest really wanted to try them out. Boy, were they hard... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had the fortune to visit for a business meeting on 2nd Sept 2014. Wish I could have stayed longer. A beautiful place, tranquil and calm. The ground staff should be praised highly for their work in planting and maintaining the gardens. The coffee shop have lovely scones, but could do with some cooling inside. Staff were excellent and most... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The grounds of is place are extremely well kept and clean, nothing like a nice peaceful place to walk with friends or family and this is the place for that.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went down to the Castle Gardens the other day with our grandchildren and had a very enjoyable walk through the newly restored gardens which were excellent and well worth the visit. There was also an exhibition on in Clotworthy house about the Irish Linen Industry in the Antrim area. This was also well worth the visit however beware of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is so much to see. Really beautiful gardens and Free. Recently restored to their former glory. Well worth a visit. No matter what time of year, rain or shine this is such a relaxing place for a stroll.

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Senior Contributor
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Grown up in Antrim and amazed how well the grounds have been totally transformed. Pristine gardens and paths for walking and cycling.

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Woodford Halse, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free parking no charge to get into the gardens clean and well looked after, lots to see and the flowers were all out in bloom

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First time to the gardens and spend 4 hours walking through paradise . I'm a keen historian and the castle and it's gardens are steeped in history (Charles 11) I'm a keen photographer and to my amazement there was an exhibition of patrick Litchfield work . Walked along the river bank and watched fisherman fly fishing for trout it was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Well funded and maintained- lots of different areas to discover. Make the use of the short walk to the lake if the weather is fine and if you are feeling energetic- take advantage of the free exercise stations.

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