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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 gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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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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Northern Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

beautiful grounds, tastefully restored with lovely walks through gardens and ponds and a lovely little cafe

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

These gardens in Antrim are starting to come into their own. Well manicured and looked after. Will be fab in summer. Great backdrop for pictures or for a stroll

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was here today with friends. I found here to be very beautiful and it was peaceful and calming. It is very clean and friendly. I would come again.

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n ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

these gardens are beautiful and we had our wedding photographs taken here. It is such a nice place to walk around or sit and have lnch in the good weather. there is plenty of parking and a lovely walk to the lough shore. The only thing that I do not like is the dogs that are running around it off... More 

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antrim
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The gardens and grounds of the old Massereene castle, which unfortunately their is very little remaining. But the grounds have been revamped in recent years and it has to be said the council have done a good job, the ponds have been restored as have the extensive paths which lead to the river and all the way to the lough... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the castle gardens is a beautiful place to come visit and is within the castle grounds which is now a beautiful place to visit for a leisurely stroll with a nice wee cafe for a cuppa if you get abit parched

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice walk around the Castle gardens and the coffee shop a nice place to stop for a pit stop - nice way to spend a lazy afternoon

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