Antrim Castle Gardens

Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

There are many wonderful parks and gardens throughout Antrim and Newtownabbey. The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the beautifully restored 400-year old Antrim Castle Gardens with its Anglo Dutch canals, ponds and avenues providing a unique walkway into the past.

Over 350,000 people visit Antrim Castle gardens every year. The site is easily accessible and admission is free.  It’s a magnificent setting for a stroll with beautiful features such as the Large Parterre, Her Ladyship’s Pleasure Garden, the Yew Tree Pond and a 12th-century motte.

Antrim Castle or Massereene Castle was a castle in Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on the banks of the Sixmilewater River. The only remaining evidence of the castle is a slightly raised grassed platform as well as a freestanding Italianate tower which was built in 1887 and a gatehouse.

Antrim Castle Gardens are an absolute historical gem that retain a strong sense of history, intimacy and of place. Be sure to drop into the Coffee Shop within the Courtyard at Clotworthy House.

Free admission

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