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National Trust's Castle Coole

Enniskillen

Experience the stately grandeur of this stunning 18th-century mansion set in a beautiful wooded landscape park ideal for family walks.

Grey Abbey House & Gardens

Newtownards

Grey Abbey House and its gardens benefit from a temperate climate that supports a plethora of unusual flora and fauna. There is also a walled garden, a vegetable garden, late Summer border and shrub rose border. The curved wall has been re-stocked with fan-trained fruit trees and two orchards contain a collection of Victorian fruit trees, along with a recently planted collection of Irish apple trees. Grey Abbey House specialises in hosting historical, architectural and horticultural groups and we are able to provide lunch, tea, and dinner by arrangement.

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National Trust's Rowallane Garden

Ballynahinch

Whatever the season there's always something new to see. Let your imagination run riot among the unusual plants, colours, sculptures and magical features in one of the most beautiful gardens in Northern Ireland.

National Trust's Derrymore House

Newry

An elegant 18th-century thatched cottage with its peculiar gentrified vernacular style. A rich history and delightful walks can be had by those who explore the property in Bessbrook, Co. Armagh.

Lissan House & Demesne

Cookstown

Lissan is a 400 year old country house set at the heart of a 267-acre demesne and nestling in a prime location in the valley of the Lissan Water. The estate is located just 1.5 miles north of Cookstown at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone. The Estate and its historic collections were gifted to the community to be held in trust for the benefit of all by the last of the Staples of Lissan, Hazel Dolling, in 2006. Following extensive restoration Lissan House opened its doors in the Spring of 2012 to reveal original interiors with modern facilities. Lissan House is also one of Northern Ireland’s newest and most popular wedding venues.

Annesley Gardens & Castlewellan National Arboretum

Castlewellan

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.

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Hillsborough Castle Gardens

Hillsborough

Hillsborough Castle's glorious gardens are bursting with colour and are a joy to explore.

Benvarden Gardens

Ballymoney

In his book, Gardens of Ireland, Terence Reeves-Smyth describes Benvarden as having one of the 'few fully-maintained walled gardens in Ireland, and undoubtedly the best in private hands'.

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National Trust's The Argory

Dungannon

Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

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National Trust's Florence Court

Enniskillen

Surrounded by lush parkland and thick woodland with Benaughlin mountain rising in the background, Florence Court enjoys a majestic countryside setting in West Fermanagh. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this extensive and welcoming place.

Ballyrobert Gardens

Ballyclare

Ballyrobert Gardens is an Ulster garden nestling in the countryside near Ballyclare County Antrim, home to the famous Glens of Antrim and Antrim Coast Road. The setting for the garden is a 17th century landscape complete with the original cottage, Irish barn and farm layout extending to 16-acres. The gardens also featured as one of the Guardian's top 10 secret gardens in the UK.

Belfast Botanic Gardens

Belfast

Public park and botanic gardens featuring a palm house, tropical ravine and an array of exotic plant species.

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National Trust's Castle Ward

Downpatrick

See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

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Carnfunnock Country Park

Larne

Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne is set within 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and coastline that offers panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.

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National Trust's Mount Stewart

Newtownards

Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry.

National Trust's Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Castlerock

Visit this stunning landscape and beautiful gardens. Here you will find magnificent clifftop walks, affording rugged headland views across the awe-inspiring North Coast.

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Glenarm Castle

Ballymena

Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland's oldest estates and home to the Earls of Antrim. Glenarm Castle is one of N.Ireland's top tourist attractions. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and enchanted walks on the historic walled garden and castle trail, locally-sourced food in the tea room, and also buy gits in the castle shop.

National Trust's Crom

Newtownbutler

Located on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Crom is one of the most romantic and peaceful places in Northern Ireland. One of Ireland's most important conservation areas, Crom is home to a wealth of wildlife.

Montalto Estate

Ballynahinch

Montalto is a privately owned estate nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the County Down countryside. Convenient to Ireland's airports, famous links golf courses and the attractions of nearby Belfast, this special hideaway is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets. It has a number of gardens including a walled garden, the orchard, and a winter. There are also a number of trails. The estate is currently undergoing a transformation. Owned by the Wilson family, this estate is being developed into a flagship tourism visitor destination which will open to the public later in 2018.

National Trust's Springhill

Magherafelt

Experience the beguiling spirit of this inimitable 17th-century 'Plantation' home, with its walled gardens and parkland, full of tempting waymarked paths.

Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim

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

59 Richmond Park

Belfast

Naturalistic city garden designed by BBC award-winning designer Adrian Walsh.

National Trust's Ardress House

Craigavon

This charming 17th-century farmhouse, elegantly re-modeled in Georgian times, offers fun and relaxation for all the family. Set in 40 hectares (100 acres) of countryside there are apple orchards, charming woodland and riverside walks. The atmosphere of a working farmyard has been rekindled with the return of small animals.

Seaforde Gardens

Downpatrick

From the mazes to the 5-acre walled garden, and the tropical butterfly house and arboretums, there is plenty to see at Seaforde. The site has changed over the years but there is still some of the original 17th century features still present today. There's also a cafe offering a range of locally-sourced food and drink products.

Ballywalter Park

Co Down

Ballywalter Park is a Victorian Italianate Palazzo, which was built by the owner's great great great grandfather to designs by Sir Charles Lanyon, on a private estate of 1100-acres. It is now home to Lord and Lady Dunleath and has been in their family for 170 years. The house is surrounded by 30 acres of pleasure grounds and is classified to be of exceptional architectural importance.

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Benvarden Gardens

Ballymoney

In his book, Gardens of Ireland, Terence Reeves-Smyth describes Benvarden as having one of the 'few fully-maintained walled gardens in Ireland, and undoubtedly the best in private hands'.

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Carnfunnock Country Park

Larne

Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne is set within 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and coastline that offers panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.

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National Trust's Florence Court

Enniskillen

Surrounded by lush parkland and thick woodland with Benaughlin mountain rising in the background, Florence Court enjoys a majestic countryside setting in West Fermanagh. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this extensive and welcoming place.

National Trust's Derrymore House

Newry

An elegant 18th-century thatched cottage with its peculiar gentrified vernacular style. A rich history and delightful walks can be had by those who explore the property in Bessbrook, Co. Armagh.

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National Trust's The Argory

Dungannon

Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

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National Trust's Castle Ward

Downpatrick

See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

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National Trust's Castle Coole

Enniskillen

Experience the stately grandeur of this stunning 18th-century mansion set in a beautiful wooded landscape park ideal for family walks.

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National Trust's Rowallane Garden

Ballynahinch

Whatever the season there's always something new to see. Let your imagination run riot among the unusual plants, colours, sculptures and magical features in one of the most beautiful gardens in Northern Ireland.

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National Trust's Mount Stewart

Newtownards

Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry.

Annesley Gardens & Castlewellan National Arboretum

Castlewellan

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.

National Trust's Crom

Newtownbutler

Located on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Crom is one of the most romantic and peaceful places in Northern Ireland. One of Ireland's most important conservation areas, Crom is home to a wealth of wildlife.

Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim

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

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Ballyrobert Gardens

Ballyclare

Ballyrobert Gardens is an Ulster garden nestling in the countryside near Ballyclare County Antrim, home to the famous Glens of Antrim and Antrim Coast Road. The setting for the garden is a 17th century landscape complete with the original cottage, Irish barn and farm layout extending to 16-acres. The gardens also featured as one of the Guardian's top 10 secret gardens in the UK.

Montalto Estate

Ballynahinch

Montalto is a privately owned estate nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the County Down countryside. Convenient to Ireland's airports, famous links golf courses and the attractions of nearby Belfast, this special hideaway is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets. It has a number of gardens including a walled garden, the orchard, and a winter. There are also a number of trails. The estate is currently undergoing a transformation. Owned by the Wilson family, this estate is being developed into a flagship tourism visitor destination which will open to the public later in 2018.

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National Trust's Rowallane Garden

Ballynahinch

Whatever the season there's always something new to see. Let your imagination run riot among the unusual plants, colours, sculptures and magical features in one of the most beautiful gardens in Northern Ireland.

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National Trust's Castle Ward

Downpatrick

See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

Seaforde Gardens

Downpatrick

From the mazes to the 5-acre walled garden, and the tropical butterfly house and arboretums, there is plenty to see at Seaforde. The site has changed over the years but there is still some of the original 17th century features still present today. There's also a cafe offering a range of locally-sourced food and drink products.

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