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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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Excellent, well maintained park

Antrim Council spent a lot of money on this park and spent it very well. Easy access for ALL. Great... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
John L S
Antrim, United Kingdom
Dog walking...

This is about the most lovely park to chill in and be at one with all around you.It really is... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Antrim, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Antrim Castle Gardens Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4LH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9448 1338
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Antrim Council spent a lot of money on this park and spent it very well. Easy access for ALL. Great cafe in a beautiful area with plenty of parking.

Thank John L S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is about the most lovely park to chill in and be at one with all around you.It really is beautiful.The river has Otter and other wildlife and the gardens are superb.The wardens and rangers,the gardeners and the staff in the Clatworthy House are friendly...More

1  Thank Onkernow
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden great to see how many people are makeing use of it . it has become a real family attraction & has amazing land scape garden's is a must for a visit

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

As the title..the granduer has returned to the Castle Grounds in Antrim ... a long time forgotten..but now it a a pride of place for Antrim... lovely well cared for by an army of voluteers.. relaxing and inspiring

Thank Smithydan
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The castle ruins and the gardens here are absolutely lovely. We have recommended them to many friends and neighbours who all have been very pleasantly surprised when they have paid a visit. Good parking and well laid out....only thing needed to improve this facility would...More

Thank gottaluvflying
Reviewed 11 January 2017

"Antrim Castle Gardens." OK, so everything you need for a successful day out are contained in these gardens. Ample parking, (with overflow parking on busy days). Disabled guest parking and parking for electric cars that need a plug in. Mostly the gardens are on the...More

1  Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Pretty boring. Very few information boards to explain the motte or the ruins. Pointless long canal. Not enough space for coffee. Poorly stocked shop. At least there were no car park charges

2  Thank dickinson123
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute place to stop but was lovely to walk around garden and old castle ruins. Nice cafe for coffee and sausage rolls! Worth a visit. Appear to be cycle tracks as well.

Thank NMitchell2014
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Go to the Castle Gardens often for walks or just a coffee, the grounds are very well maintained,hats off to the ground staff, when I see them I always say what a wonderful job they do. (Not enough people tell them). Wether the sun is...More

Thank lamaje2015
Reviewed 14 December 2016

lovely peace full spot great coffee child safe/friendly pet safe/friendly fishing great would recommend good rug sit by river bank chill out tea rooms good nice choice of food not to pricey in/out door toilets very clean gift shop worth a look

Thank kylers193
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Will there be any bands playing in the gardens this year? If so do you have a diary of events?
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 !
Anne R
Can one tour the castle??
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.
who owns the grounds and is it free?.
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