Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens

The Gardens 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.  

The Gardens 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. 

Dogs on leads and cyclists are welcome with the exception of the Large Parterre, Ancient Motte and Her Ladyship's Pleasure Garden.

The complex includes an art gallery with  ayear round programme of exhibits, Eyre Studio space, Garden Coffee Shop and Visitor Gift Shop. 


Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
There is level access throughout Clotworthy House. The building complex features lifts to all first floor areas, accessible toilets and dedicated disabled parking bays. Measures have been taken in the garden to improve access throughout the path network.

Opening Hours

Open daily except 12th July, 25th and 26th December, 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-5pm

Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-9.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

The Garden Coffee Shop is open from 9.00am daily



Free access to the gardens.


Free parking

Getting There

Outside Antrim town centre, take the A6 Randalstown Road, entrance to Antrim Castle Gardens is 150m on your left. 

Walk Trails

Linear, 1.6 miles

Mill Race Trail. Short linear riverside walk.

Circular, 2 miles

Highway to Health, Antrim Loughshore. Short urban walk.

Linear, 1.6 (One Way) miles

Rea's Wood. Woodland walk along Lough Neagh shore.

Circular, 3.8 miles

Highway to Health, Six Mile Water - Antrim/ Muckamore Route. Beautiful historic riverside historic walk.

Cycling Routes

Circular, 4.5 miles

Antrim Town Loop. A beautiful cycle with great views of Lough Neagh and along the Six Mile Water river corridor.

Linear, 5 miles

Antrim to Randalstown. Cycle through the beautifully kept grounds of Clotworthy House and town of Randalstown on this section of the Loughshore Trail..

Canoeing Routes

Antrim Lough Shore Park. On the Lough Neagh Canoe Trail.

Other Activities

Download an ecotrail pack at


Mrs Cheryl Bell 22 January, 2015 @ 23:01

A great local facility.

Thought some of the Friends of the garden may like to take a look at '' where there are details of funding available to groups in Wales and NI for community gardening projects. Deadline for submission is 6th Feb so would need to look soon!


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Randalstown Road
County Antrim
BT41 4LH

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