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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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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.
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Lovely walks and gardens

Came here a few weeks ago with my girlfriend for a day out and somewhere a bit further afield than our usual walking spots and I am glad we did! The location was easy enough to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Came here a few weeks ago with my girlfriend for a day out and somewhere a bit further afield than our usual walking spots and I am glad we did! The location was easy enough to find and has a reasonable car park right at the entrance, going through links the visitor to somewhat of a central "hub" with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting place in which we spent an afternoon. Lots to see and learn. In addition, on the day we were there, there was really good family entertainment. Car parking is easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful gardens, lovely walks around tree lined avenues, good car parking spaces. Sunday afternoon music sessions are entertaining. Dogs on leads are welcome. It was lovely to see squirrels running around the trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We come to the gardens quite a lot and our family love it here. There is mix of well maintained gardens, wooded area and river walk. The coffee shop on site is very good and the small indoor museum tell you a bit of the history which is good. There is also a small shop. Nice for exploring with children... More 

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Antrim, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Over the last twenty years living in Antrim, I have watched this already beautiful area being transformed into a stunning example of the pride the town takes in it's heritage. Prepare to be bowled over by the many different sections but be warned, you'll need to allot a good couple of hours to peruse the gardens fully as there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Place is huge and we'll tended greenkeepers doing good job defo a hot spot for panic and day out for kids

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I grew up beside the castle grounds and he has changed greatly in the last 5 years or so. It has been beautifully landscaped and restored. Clotworthy house is an excellent centre for the arts and runs many different classes. The coffee shop is nice for a snack and a rest.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Thinking this would be a quick visit we were bowled over by these gorgeous gardens with a beautiful courtyard coffee shop. Most definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Spent the afternoon in these beautiful gardens. Lots of different things to see and steeped in history. Great place to bring children and let them run around. You can have a guided tour of the area as well. I presume you would need to book this. Great place to have your wedding photos taken. Great little cafe too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Walled Garden was the first place I visited When I got to Ireland. It is beautiful. The coffee shop has a lovely outdoor area with Gertrude Jekyll roses growing on the wall and overlooking the vege gardens. There are a number of different garden areas - all of them lovingly cared for - right down to a small 'meadow'... More 

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