Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House

Antrim Castle Gardens are of the most unique and historically intact gardens in the UK and throughout Ireland.

The Gardens, which won the Special Award in the 2012 Tranlink Ulster in Bloom competition, and Clotworthy complex offer a beautiful location close to Antrim town centre for a stroll, a coffee or the opportunity to experience a variety of exhibitions, courses and classes which can be BOOKED ONLINE .

They are a complex living museum containing over four centuries of culture and heritage alongside remnants of the Masereene family dynasty.  The original location of Antrim Castle has now been integrated within the wider garden landscape in a contemporary and innovative way.

For visitors, local, national and international, Antrim Castle Gardens is a destination like no other which is becoming a firm favourite in a short space of time. Read what visitors are saying about the Gardens on Tripadvisor.

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Work may be ongoing in the Gardens restricting access to some areas including those that may be in use for private bookings. Dogs on leads and cyclists are welcome with the exception of the Large Parterre, Ancient Motte and Her Ladyship's Pleasure Garden.

 



The Castle

The Castle

Learn the history of Antrim Castle and the chilling tale of the White Lady.

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Events Guide

Events Guide

Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House Events Guide Winter 2013

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Ancient Motte

Ancient Motte

Learn the history of the Ancient Motte

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Opening Times & Admission

Opening Times & Admission

Open daily except 1 January, 12 July, 25 & 26 December and 31 December.

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Hire of Facilities

Hire of Facilities

A range of individual rooms for conferencing, meetings, workshops and events are available for hire at reasonable rates. A number of outdoor spaces including the inner courtyard, events field and the Large Parterre are also available to hire for special events.

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The Oriel Gallery

The Oriel Gallery

A state of the art gallery has been created in the former Long Barn and features a year round programme of exhibitions.

Terrace Gardens

Terrace Gardens

Learn of the ever evolving style of the Antrim Castle Garden Terrace

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The Lime Avenue

The Lime Avenue

Learn of the 'Wilderness' of Lime Avenue

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Garden Heritage Exhibition

Garden Heritage Exhibition

This display, within Clotworthy House, details the history of the gardens and tells the story of the Massereene family and how their lives intertwined with the development of Antrim town and the surrounding area. The display is illustrated by a range of archive materials, some of which have never been on public display before.

Eyre Studio

Eyre Studio

The Eyre Studio features a ‘Nature Roof’ covered in sedum. This innovative roof design improves air quality in the immediate environment and also helps to insulate the building, reduces heat loss and provides an interesting solution for improving the acoustic qualities of the interior studio space.

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