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Antrim Castle Gardens

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Address: Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9448 1338
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The Antrim Castle Gardens site is an absolute gem and you will find nothing...

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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I went here with my class mates to get photos done for our graduation. there was so many lovely places to get photos done and lots of colorful flowers

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here with my class mates to get photos done for our graduation. there was so many lovely places to get photos done and lots of colorful flowers

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This large garden/park is fantastic, constantly being restored with an addition of an excavated and restored pump/well. Climb the most for a lovely view. See if you can see the local herons and lots of squirrels. Ponds, parterre gdns, music events. Great for picnics or learning to ride bikes. Over the bridge is a short walk to Lough Neagh. That's... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great time at Antrim gardens today lovely strolls little cafe today a bonus pipe band competition well worth A visit beauitful gardens poud all lovely

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Thank Audrey H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the kids here for a picnic, we had been told it was good for that! But we were surprised we loved it! The walks were brill lots to look at! There was live music playing which provided a fantastic atmosphere! You can bring the dog which we will do! My oldest who is 6 loved it she said... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely day out for everyone. There are stunning gardens which are so well kept and not a piece of litter in sight. There are restored castle ruins to look round. A lovely long walk takes you along the river to Loch Neagh where there is a small cafe. There is a high motte which is fun to... More 

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newry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovley day in the gardens. Strolled into the town and back again. Had coffee in the onsite coffee shop which was great. Well kept grounds. A great way to spend a sunny afternoon

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a walk on a lovely day and were surprised to find trails with various areas to discover including a pond with ducks. We didn't stop but there was a tea room with an ice cream stand.

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Thank LGM5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to try the castle and its grounds and eventually paid a visit. It was a terrific surprise. Acres of well maintained grounds offer a large variety of options from a lovely river walk,a stroll to Lough Neagh, a canal walk,pleasure gardens,tree lined avenues,ornate gardens,a visit centre and art gallery and a lovely courtyard with a very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, perfect to stroll after a meal. There are a few geocaches on the grounds as well. Plan to spend a couple hours.

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Thank Timothy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our bridal party pictures here. We come here for walks all the time and thought it was the perfect place for our wedding pictures. Would definitely recommend this location but it seems very popular with brides so make sure you book your time slot!!!

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