Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House

Walking Route
Antrim Castle Gardens are an absolute historical gem. You will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else in Northern Ireland. A £6m restoration project, which received generous support from Heritage Lottery Fund, has now preserved this historic site for generations to come.

Walk into the past as you stroll around this magnificent setting, visiting beautiful features such as the Large Parterre, Her Ladyship’s Pleasure Garden and Yew Tree Pond. Antrim Castle Gardens are the proud winners of the Ulster in Bloom Special Award 2012.

Within the heart of the Gardens is a unique visitor experience, the refurbished Clotworthy House. Visit the Garden Heritage Exhibition where you can read about the history of the Gardens and the story of the Massereene family. It provides a fantastic opportunity to come and learn about garden history how the lives of the key family members intertwine with the development of Antrim town and the surrounding areas.

The light filled Oriel Gallery plays host to a range of stunning exhibitions throughout the year.

Be sure to visit and sample the many culinary delights in the Garden Coffee Shop with its delicious treat menu which has something to suit everyone. Your visit won’t be complete without a visit to the Visitor Shop where there is a unique range of goods with a distinct garden focus. With Christmas just around the corner, the shop offers some interesting and quaint gift ideas so why not drop in and pick something up for a friend, a loved one or even to spoil yourself.

With a year round programme of events and activities including talks, walks, interactive workshops, performances and exhibitions, the Gardens are just waiting to be explored. Pick up a ‘What’s On’ guide to keep up to date with our exciting programme.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Clotworthy House is open daily except: New Years Day, 12 July, 25 & 26 December Monday, Wednesday & Friday 09:30 – 17:00 Tuesday & Thursday 09:30 – 21:30 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 The Garden Coffee Shop is open from 09:00 Access to Gardens available at all times.


Free admission

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Antrim Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Outside Antrim town centre, off A26 on A6.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Open Sundays
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Picnic Area
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

Antrim Castle Gardens And Clotworthy House
Randalstown Road
County Antrim
BT41 4LH

Tel: (028) 9448 1338
Alt: (028) 9446 3113