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Antrim Castle Gardens

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Address: Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
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The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find nothing...

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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Antrim community choir meet on Wednesday

Lovely gardens, check out what is happening in the air studio. All sorts of music in the summer. Beautiful walks for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jolenezeldaflynn
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, check out what is happening in the air studio. All sorts of music in the summer. Beautiful walks for all.

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Thank Jolenezeldaflynn
Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Antrim Castle Gardens is a great place to visit. The refurbished gardens are lovely in the summer time and the walk along the river to the lough is great for walking the dog. A new feature along the path to the lough is the fitness equipment installed. Great café at the lough with good food. Little café in Clockworthy House... More 

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Thank Ann S
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I would visit the gardens with family at least once a month as it is a central meeting point for us. Gardens and walks are always well kept and litter free. The gift shop is not over expensive. We always use the coffee shop and find it to be clean and average coffee shop prices. This place also makes for... More 

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1 Thank fergus m
Antrim, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This has to be one of the gems of Antrim. The gardens in the summer are some of the best I have seen in the North and during the winter work is underway for the Spring. The Castle grounds have many different aspects and is sure to make for an exciting visit. Some of the local wildlife is amazing and... More 

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1 Thank Gavyn81
Carlow, Ireland
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106 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Considering how very little of the castle remains, this is a fantastic attraction. The area around the ruins is done up very well, with an outline of the old walls and selected fragments elegantly displayed- best viewed from the top of the motte nearby (the climb isn't as bad as it looks). The gardens offer several paths to meander, and... More 

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1 Thank Emily M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My son and two friends wanted a fun day outdoors what a fantastic day out we had. We fed the ducks,had lunch at the cafe took a walk around the gardens before hiring a carriage which was really reasonably priced we were there fours and nobody in anyway bored boys all 9 years old! the gardens were beautiful staff so... More 

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Thank Irene M
Antrim, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had a great dander around here on saturday after a night out on friday. Refreshing and makes you glad you're alive.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We attended opening night at this event with our 3 children . There was a Santas grotto which was nice,it was a charged section,everything else was free,which is good at this time of year. There were balloon sculptures,face painting and bauble making for the kids. The lighted portion was pretty,esp the reindeer. Although the walk really only takes 10 minutes.... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A range of walks with or without steps and round some very interesting and well kept gardens and old architecture. Very picturesque.

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Thank McGoo24
Holywood, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

There is so much to see - lakes, trees, ruins and Clothworthy but the gardens themselves are just fabulous. TIP: call into Clothworthy for. Coffee and a wee bun. TIP: Plenty of plants to be bought and even some free!!

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