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Annesley Gardens & Castlewellan National Arboretum

  • 4.8

  • from 144 Google reviews

About the garden

The walled Annesley Garden dates back from 1740, provides a central focal point for the National Arboretum. This collection of trees and shrubs are set in beautiful surroundings, also incorporates fountains, ponds, ornamental greenhouses and broad sweeping vistas.

Opening times

All year round from 10am to dusk

Useful details

Garden area

100 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.



County Down, BT31 9BU

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Annesley Gardens & Castlewellan National Arboretum
County Down
BT31 9BU
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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 144 Google reviews

Expat Beard

7 months ago


You can't enter the castle, but the surroundings are nice as hell to hike.


a year ago


Lovely walk around the lake but lots of litter. Only saw litter bins around car Park. Toilets are now open. Small cafe is open now but I had worst hot chocolate I've ever had there too so don't recommend that.

Robbie Stinson

2 months ago


Loads of walks. Cycle tracks . Lots to do on lake, paddel boards fishing etc . Good hire center for out door activities. Plenty of parking and good camp site.

Kasia Francman

2 months ago


Amazing place with nice walks around forest and lake and great experience in a maze

Elghato EL

4 years ago


Amazing place for family picnic, forest walk or kayaking. Beautiful gardens where you can see even red giant trees from California. Great nature trails with nice views. You have to try as well real maze. Big car park, café, playground. Forest entrance fee £5 - for cars

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0300 013 2233

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