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Ardgillan Castle

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Lovely gardens and it cant be visited without a car

If want to get away from Dublin, take the Dart to either Skerries or Balbriggan and checked the... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
via mobile
Great playground and gardens but poor service in Cafe

We brought our 3 year old here for the 1st time. There is a lovely walk to an amazing playground... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Michelle B
Dublin, Ireland
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“rose garden”(14 reviews)
“irish sea”(10 reviews)
“fairy doors”(3 reviews)
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is Ireland's hidden gem. Set in spectacular parklands overlooking the Irish Sea with a magnificent view of the Mourne Mountains. As well as the castle, the demesne features a walled and rose garden both of which present...more
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Balbriggan, Ireland
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All reviews rose garden irish sea fairy doors big playground great playground dog friendly cafe gardens are beautiful all ages toilet facilities lovely walk pedestrian bridge great family day great place to visit skerries picnic acres railway
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit for a nice walk and great coastal views. The toilets are spotless too. The castle was closed when we arrived so will have to go back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning gardens and walks which offer a unique dual aspect of woodlands and coast. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emma H
Reviewed September 20, 2018

A casual walk around the grounds provides both some great exercise and lesson in Irish history. We took a walking tour of the castle/country manor which gave us a glimpse into the life style of eighteenth and nineteenth century rural living with a touch of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

If want to get away from Dublin, take the Dart to either Skerries or Balbriggan and checked the beautiful gardens of the castle. I started in Skerries and walked all the way to Balbriggan by the road along the coast stopping at the castle. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S3391SOelenas
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Over the years I have been a regular visitor to Ardgillan and enjoyed the wonderful views and fresh air. However the catering facilities have always been average at best. But on recent visits the standards have dropped below even the average level. It took an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank NonStopTraveller
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We brought our 3 year old here for the 1st time. There is a lovely walk to an amazing playground that caters for all ages. There's a serious wasp problem here though like many public places. We then walked to the castle to get food....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Playground is great with the most fabulous views. Gardens and grounds are beautiful. Toilets are clean. Plenty of free parking. Really great day out. Can't wait to return

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shopaholic731
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Ardgillan Castle was a last minute decision for a day out with the family. So glad we decided to go there. Playground was fantastic. The grounds were spectacular. Rose garden, walled garden, fairy doors everywhere. We walked around for ages. Ice cream in the lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nicolaelmes7
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Called in here around 1:00pm on Sunday. No soup or sandwiches, or anything hot on offer - just pastries. Was served tea and coffee by a girl with disgustingly dirty fingernails. Took our refreshments into the second room to sit down - it was filthy....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank alanlush2007
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Went here for first time with wife and two young children,was disappointed there was no additional spaces in car park for parent/toddlers so was bad start. However upon entering castle are gorgeous views of sea beyond castle. The grounds are kept in excellent condition by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ed B
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May 17, 2018|
Response from dirkbjr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I’m not sure. I had a rental car.