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Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9448 1338
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beautiful area for walks.cycle rides

enjoyed cycling around the gardens plenty to see and ground is flat enough for comfort if you have... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
WayneFlo
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Lisburn
Beautiful and Free

We wandered in and found a wonderful place that was worth an hour of walking in the magnificent... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
michaelsZ3438BS
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Dallas, Texas
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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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“coffee shop” (46 reviews)
“castle gardens” (31 reviews)
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Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

enjoyed cycling around the gardens plenty to see and ground is flat enough for comfort if you have trouble walking highly recommend a visit to this area plenty to do and see :)

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We wandered in and found a wonderful place that was worth an hour of walking in the magnificent grounds. The park trails were clean, well laid out and wonderfully relaxing. The cafe had great sausage pastries and coffee. The service was wonderful.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Spectacular and special place!! Had a walk around castle grounds last week and this is a must for everyone. There was a nice cafe shop on arrival. Super special place

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding pictures taken here there are some great scenic places and plenty of open spaces for children to run about.

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

we visited these gardens by coach and were given a guided tour by one of the Park Rangers-the HLF have helped to fund the restoration and a great job has been done by the local Council. It is free admission and there is plenty to...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We arrived too early for our Flights from Belfast and were looking for a place to have Coffee and a bite to eat. Followed the signs here and were delighted when we found such a beautiful place to spend 2 hours. Staff and Volunteers were...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The Tinies had a ball on a scavenger hunt in this garden They found a cap, a dog, flowers and a butterfly in this Eden

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

I just went there with my family. We enjoyed the clean relaxing peaceful and beautiful garden. We totally loved it.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Antrim castle is a lovely place to visit and normally free to enter however when the garden show is on, entry is £10 per adult and not particularly exciting. I personally would not pay this sort of money to spend about an hour wandering about...More

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Something for everyone to appreciate here, beautiful gardens, walks, water features, picnic areas, Six Mile River, a Bailey and motte, bandstand, wooded walks , wildlife, nesting boxes for the bird of the borough, the swift, 4 seater bicycles to hire and you can round it...More

Thank Sonia M
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davyaustin
7 May 2017|
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Response from rochesterrambler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Try putting Antrim Castle Gardens into Google. I tried putting the link into my reply but apparently this is not allowed !
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Anne R
12 March 2017|
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Response from NiborNorthernIreland | Reviewed this property |
There is only a ruin of the Castle which burned down at the start of the 20th century. You mainly see and enjoy the gardens.
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David946
27 December 2016|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is Free but I am not sure who owns it may be The Natioal Trust I live in Canada just visited the location.Good Luck
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