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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
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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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Northern Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you want a tranquil walk through formal and informal gardens and forests try the Castle Gardens in Antrim. Recently renovated and with large amounts of European funding these gardens are a gem! Great for the children as there were loads of conkers and squirrels to see. Great for an early morning run as well!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lovely walks and coffee shop/souvenir shop & small art gallery. I miss the little narrow gauge railway and steam trainC'

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is were I used to play with my brothers & friends. We just lived across the road from the castle grounds. The changes have be good

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Ventura, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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