Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim, United Kingdom

Antrim Castle was erected in stages between 1613 and 1662. It was destroyed by fire in 1922 and finally demolished in the 1970s. All that remain are a slightly raised grassed platform as well as a freestanding Italian stair tower which was built in 1887 and a gatehouse, which was built around 1818 with twin neo-Tudor towers, with older connecting walls.

The gardens, originally dating from the 17th-century, are a popular tourist attraction. Jacobean-Revival outbuildings of coursed rubble basalt with sandstone dressings were built about 1840. The entrance gateway to the demesne has octagonal turrets. The stable block was later converted for use as a family residence and renamed Clotworthy House. This was acquired by Antrim Borough Council and converted for use as an Arts Centre in 1992.

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Founded: 1613
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom

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Helen Renouf (2 months ago)
Free parking, lovely garden to walk around, great coffee at the Mann restaurant - very pleasant. Accessible for wheelchairs and buggies too!
v g (3 months ago)
Popped by on route to airport. What a lovely spot to walk around and take in the beautiful gardens and historic buildings. Loved the little fairy houses and quirky pieces added to the trees. And the jewel in the crown was the squirrel!! So lovely to see springing from branch to branch! Will call by another time and enjoy some coffee in the cafe.
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
REALLY NICE GARDENS, EVEN IN WINTER! Even when it's cold, it 's a lovely park to explore. Clean, quiet and well kept - this is definitely a place to explore if you have a spare afternoon here in Antrim. Best part is the floral gardens and the motte that spirals around to the top. Overall, if you want a nice park to walk the dog or see some flowers, this comes recommended.
Bero Bero (4 months ago)
The park is big and beautiful, Suitable for those who want to spend a quiet time or relax with nature, I enjoyed it and I expect it to be more beautiful after winter ?
Linda Rodgers (5 months ago)
Excellent Christmas Experience. Family fun and such effort put into this event. Definitely worth the drive, even on a wet night. Pity other towns, such as Bangor couldn't make an effort. Its absolutely pathetic. I'm ashamed and embarrassed of it. Well done Antrim ?????????
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