Castle Gardens, Antrim

A garden layout of wildnerness woodland, ponds, canals, avenues and vistas. The Six Mile Water runs alongside the edge of the garden, watch out for a Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and Dipper making their way along the river corridor, you may even see an Otter. The buildings at Clotworthy Arts Centre have a special resident known as Nathusius’ Pipistrelle. It is one of the rarest bat species in Northern Ireland and roosts in the buildings at Castle Gardens. In the summer Swifts can also be heard and seen in Clotworthy court yard where they nest.

Managed by Antrim Borough Council (028 9446 3113)

The gardens offer free public access all year round.