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“New look at Antrim Castle”

Antrim Castle Gardens
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Antrim
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Clotworthy House is lovely to visit - good cafe and nice gardens. There is also a super little museum which is a must to visit! I love the walks through the grounds - either by the river or to the ponds. The Gardens were originally designed by Le Notre who designed the gardens at Versailles. Find the dogs' graveyard - when one of her dogs died the lady of the manor ordered that all her servants' dogs should attend the funeral dressed in mourning - the dogs that is! Climb (easily) the Motte and have a great view over the countryside or wander by the river and watch the ducks and herons. A lovely place to walk

Thank hobbiton
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Love going out walks sometimes would go for a walk at night only thing is there is no light as I was walling down towards the pound would like to see some lights put up also there was teenagers drinking down at the grounds other than that good job

Thank dj-paulo
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

lovely walks plenty of people walking dogs and cleaning up after them as well. Still new and some work going on but very impressed well done Antrim.

Thank stephen b
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I visited the Castle Grounds today to have a look at the work that has been done in upgrading this area. As a local photographer, it is an important facility for me for weddings and other events requiring a good scenic location. I have to say that the scheme has been a fantastic success and I congratulate those involved in bringing this about. The whole area has been transformed from an overgrown scruffy target for vandals and drug users to an exemplary showpiece for Antrim. The old castle excavation is a revelation - I have visited this many times over the years and was not aware of just how much of the castle remains as it was overgrown and buried - it is now a delight to walk around and enjoy the river views from.
We also had an excellent lunch in the restaurant in Clotworthy House - very good value and a very nice wee place to sit. Well done to all involved - please keep up the good work!

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lovely grounds, great paths (well suited for pram's/buggies and wheelchairs). Lovely wee courtyard area with a lovely cafe.

Thank Auds5
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