Castle Park

Castle Park

Castle Park is located in Bangor town centre and is perfect for a relaxing stroll through the woods.

A walk through this woodland is a lovely experience for all seasons. Pick up the Castle Park Nature Trail Guide from North Down Museum, located in the grounds of Castle Park with Bangor Castle (Town Hall), and follow the arrowed pathways.

Stroll along the tree-lined avenue to explore the formal gardens of the Town Hall. Examine the sundial in the forecourt, believed to be from the 8th Century monastic origin and explore the Arboretum on the south side of the Town Hall, which contains a fine collection of mature conifers and deciduous trees.

Follow the pathways through Castle Park to arrive at Bangor Castle Walled Garden, a real hidden gem.

The garden is divided into four different sections, each with its own horticultural personality. It also boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by the borough's maritime history. 

The Ward family designed the Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously unopen to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden! North Down Borough Council restored this beautiful the Garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009.

The garden won the Royal Horticultural Society Award for Permanent Landscaping in its first year of opening.

Formal tours can be arranged by appointment (gardens open from April to November). 




Accessible toilets

Opening Hours

All year round



No charge


No charge

Getting There

Parking available at Bangor Castle museum or Bangor Leisure Centre 

Walk Trails

Circular, 1.5 miles

Bangor Town Walk and Cultural Trail. Town Walk and Cultural Trail of Bangor Town Centre.

Other Activities



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