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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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Jewel in Antrim

So much to do and lovely for a walk with the kids. Beautiful part of antrim.credit to antrim borough council as it is so well kept

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So much to do and lovely for a walk with the kids. Beautiful part of antrim.credit to antrim borough council as it is so well kept

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Once we had got over the surprise of there not being a castle (doh!) we really enjoyed a stroll around these beautifully maintained gardens. Well worth visiting if in the area

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited this afternoon 19/5/15 & found the Castle & house grounds a peaceful oasis in Antrim. The grounds are superb with meandering paths leading you through areas taking in the river, wooded area & ornamental garden. Unfortunately some of the flower beds are not yet planted out but when they are they will be stunning. The staff at reception were... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A lot of work has been done here in terms of planting interesting flowers, caring for the trees and creating paths. Take a picnic in summer and enjoy. There is a coffee shop, small gift shop, and art gallery too. Wind yourself up the "cake" - the mound near what remains of the castle- Kids love it.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I recently came across Antrim Castle Gardens online and decided to visit it today. The area is very well looked after. There a few different paths to follow and I will definitely return with my dog as I think he would enjoy it. Would be a lovely place for a picnic or somewhere to stop for a nice walk. Very... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had parked at the Loughshore Park and walked across. A lovely riverside walk and old stone bridge. The cafe at Clotworthy House is lovely. I loved the castle ruins however, we had a child in a wheelchair with us and the most of the gates accessing the castle are totally unsuitable.

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went here for an early Sunday morning walk with the dog, and I have to say it was lovely. Admission is free and there is parking right inside the grounds. There is lovely walks all round the gardens that are very accessible for buggies and wheelchairs. Very tidy lawns and beautiful flowers. There is a tea room, we didn't get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautifully restored, the gardens are amazing to walk around. Its a reasonably small site; but has links to the Lough and Rae's Wood, which makes up for it. The information available is great, though interestingly very little about the underground tunnels around the site of the Castle. I live nearby, and often go for a run in the grounds, or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautifully restored gardens, lovely walks with river and tea rooms. Ample picnic tables and space for children to run around. As we visited in April everything was just bursting forth, will hope to visit again in the summer. My only complaint was insufficient seating to relax and enjoy the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have been here three times now as it is close to us and there are some super walks around the castle grounds. I have enjoyed lovely homemade soups , gorgeous scones and tasty tray bakes . Staff are very friendly and cafe clean and bright . It's so lovely to sit outside with your dog because it's sheltered in... More 

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