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Glenarm Castle & Garden


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Castle Demesne, Glenarm, County Antrim, BT44 0BD
Aerial view of Glenarm Castle & Gardens with the ocean beyond.

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Glenarm Castle is one of few country estates that remains privately owned but open to the public. It is steeped in a wealth of history, culture and heritage and attracts over 100,000 visitors annually from all over the world.

In November 2023, Glenarm Castle Walled Garden won the Historic Houses 2023 Garden of the Year Award, sponsored by Christie’s. This was the first time a garden from Northern Ireland was shortlisted and subsequently crowned winner of this prestigious national UK award.  

Visitors can enjoy enchanted walks through the Walled Garden and Castle Trail, indulge in an amazing lunch in the Tea Room, purchase some local produce or official merchandise, or browse through a wide range of ladies & gents fashions and accessories and a selection of beautiful gifts, souvenirs and crafts in the Byre Shop and Shambles Workshop - with many ranges exclusive to Glenarm Castle. There is much more to discover at Glenarm Castle throughout the year for the entire family including a dazzling programme of action packed events; from the colourful Tulip Festival in May and Northern Ireland's biggest family festival of music and food in July, to the magical and magnificent Christmas Experience in December.

While you're visiting Glenarm Castle, why not make a day of it? Click here to discover other things to see and do in the area...

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Pets accepted - Dogs welcome in Walled Garden and Woodland Walk. Dogs must be kept on leads and be respectful of the other visitors and not disturb the flowers/wildlife.
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

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Opening Times

* Monday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Glenarm Castle Tea Room, GlenarmStep into the heart of Glenarm Castle's estate and discover our cosy Tea Room, nestled in the historic Mushroom House within the enchanting Walled Garden. Open daily, it's a rare gem in Northern Ireland, offering visitors the unique experience of savouring Glenarm shorthorn beef. You have the…

Shop with displays of hats, scarves, jewellery, handbags and moreThe Byre at Glenarm Castle, GlenarmNestled within the picturesque grounds of Glenarm Castle along the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route, discover our boutique fashion and gift shop. Explore a diverse collection of clothing and accessories for both ladies and gentlemen, alongside a curated selection of exquisite gifts and locally…

Glenarm Castle Ocean View Pods, GlenarmEscape to our 4* Glenarm Castle Ocean View pods for a stylish rural retreat. Fully furnished with ocean views, explore the estate's delights and nearby coastal attractions. Perfect for families or couples.

The Milk Parlour, GlenarmGourmet ice-cream at Glenarm Castle Estate on the Causeway Coastal Route, freshly made with milk from a local pedigree shorthorn herd. Expect lots of popular flavours with a few tasty surprises as well as sundaes, waffles, milkshakes & hot drinks.

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