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Shaftesbury Park and Carrickfergus Mill Ponds

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Joymount, Carrickfergus BT38 7DN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Even as you approach the gate there's a blaze of crimson Virginia creeper on someone's roof. Its September, and at the entrance leaves on the ground dance in the breeze. Over the next few weeks the trees inside will slowly turn to gold and each...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This park gives you a tranquil feeling away from it all. Really well kept and a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Beautiful trees and well kept lawns. Nice place to walk the dog too.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shirley W
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Small, clean and well kept park. This park leads into the grounds of carrickfergus leisure centre, which had areas of which is dog on leads due to wildlife. Ie swans.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JillCY82
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Access from shopping car park in St Brides Street. Is a pleasant walk to the marine highway/ Scotch Quarter. A small park away from the everyday hustle and bustle. A quiet place to relax under a shaded tree.It seems to be well kept.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Bright4
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Lots of open green space and shady trees. There is a trim trail too but on a hot day we came here for shade under the trees.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ladyyy2013
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely park to go for a walk, you see lots of people with their dogs walking through here. If you walk right through you will see a duck pond with duck and swans that you can feed and then there is a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank colettec79
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Lovely city park tucked away from the main street. Accessible from several locations including Joymount Church. There are plenty of walking pathways and numerous places to sit on benches and relax. The ponds offer an opportunity to see local wildlife, primarily birds. The grounds are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed September 14, 2017

In June this place is really alive. Along the paths from Shaftesbury park towards the Mill Ponds a robin was hopping along beside me. Very close. At the ponds the male swan swam right up to me, hoping for a hand-out. All I had was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed July 9, 2017

A lovely walk around the park followed by some time spent feeding the ducks etc in the ponds. A relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank robert1997
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Love going here ! It's right beside Carrickfergus Leisure Centre and is a lovely wild bird spot !! Though I must say the ducks swans and even geese run wild and are very friendly and chilled !! It's so nice to walk through this area...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Darren M
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No you can't Fish here.