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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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Beautiful and peaceful gardens

If you are near Antrim, then the gardens are well worth a visit. It is free entry and you can spend a half day wandering around, visiting the exhibition and using the café. Also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you are near Antrim, then the gardens are well worth a visit. It is free entry and you can spend a half day wandering around, visiting the exhibition and using the café. Also add on a walk down to the Lough. Very peaceful.

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Armagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We used these gardens as a wedding photo location and they gave an excellent backdrop. Grounds are well kept and have a nice array of colours. The little stream and hump-back bridge in a wooded setting was very pretty. All gardens need good weather to show off their beauty, and we were blessed with the weather on our visit, Well... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nice gardens. Free parking a few meters from the entrance from Castle Road. I loved the bridge over the river. Extremely romantic place to sit in the sun and enjoy the company. ♡

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The beautiful Gardens, the parterre, the layout of the park and gardens and restoration of the gardens in keeping with the original. The excellent history and tour given by Chris

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Lisburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped here in preference to having a coffee in the nearby shopping centre. This is where to go for great coffee, helpful and courteous staff and good, well prepared fresh food. The gardens are delightful and all of the surrounding walks worthwhile. This deserves to be better known as there are few enough places which combine so many positives in... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

, Very impressed with these gardens so neat and well kept, and everyone on our walk that we passed spoke to us. We walked along the river path to Lough Neagh and back, and then into town and back to hotel, this took us over four hours.

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This peaceful haven is well worth a visit. Easy to forget the hustle and bustle so close by as you enjoy the well laid out gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Spent a loveley afternoon in and around tve castle grounds Lots to see. Excellent café reasonable prices courtyard área to sit out in the Sun and enjoy a coffee and crean scone. Very scenic by tve river.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Any place founded by someone called Clotworthy Skeffington has to be worth a look! The restored formal gardens, the river, the castle ruins, the cafe - an amazing treat for no expense! We really enjoyed hiring the Cycle Carriage and touring round the grounds, reading tales from the amazing history and larger than life characters.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The award-winning restoration project on Antrim Castle Gardens deserves all its success. Lovely gardens, very good interpretation of the Castle ruins, great view from the Motte, interesting exhibitions in the gallery. The trail to the lough shore and beyond through Rea's Wood and along the Mill Race Trail is lovely for walking running or cycling. It's a pity that the... More 

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Address: Address: Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Antrim

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