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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    Heather Thomas (4 months ago)
    Lovely walk from Lough Neagh. Gardens are beautiful. Grapes were growing in the greenhouse. Great ideas for your own garden. Clean toilets, good coffee stop and interesting displays. A must for families.
    Ivan Close (4 months ago)
    Very popular place to visit. From the drive up to the main building, walking through the courtyard and gardens it opens up onto a beautiful park. Dog friendly play areas you can enjoy great walkways and when done enjoy a coffee at the Courtyard cafe.
    El Taylor (5 months ago)
    Beautiful place to visit. Just visited the Jubilee garden....WOW!!!! Definitely got a surprise there. Great for the grandchildren. Lots of beautiful walks. New cafe very nice too.
    George “Big Bap” Stewart (19 months ago)
    My family enjoy visiting this place. We had a really tasty lunch from the Made in Antrim food van. We had a walk along the river and then around the Castle grounds. Squirrels everywhere and lots of bird life including a fleeting view of a Kingfisher which was a highlight for me!
    Rachel Cooper (2 years ago)
    Lovely weather for it! Socially distanced afternoon tea with friend and pup!
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