Ardgillan Castle And Demesne

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About Ardgillan Castle And Demesne, Balbriggan

Ardgillan Castle is a country house in Balbriggan, Fingal, Ireland. It is set in the 200-acre (0.81 km2) Ardgillan Demesne. Featuring castellated embellishments, the building overlooks Barnageera Beach, the Irish Sea and Balbriggan. The castle consists of two storeys over a basement, which extends under the south lawns. When occupied, the ground and first floors were the living accommodation while the west and east wings were servants quarters and estate offices. The basement was the service floor, the kitchen and stores. The castle has now been restored and is open to visitors. Ardgillan Demesne is also open to visitors, with a mix of woodlands and large grass open spaces. The park contains a walled herb garden, rose garden, Victorian conservatory or glasshouse, tea rooms and an ice house. A children's playground was added in 2006.

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Overview of Ardgillan Castle And Demesne

Ardgillan Castle And Demesne is a place in Balbriggan in the country of Ireland. Don't expect lot of visitors to Ardgillan Castle And Demesne since it is not a popular tourist spot in Balbriggan.

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Address: Strifeland, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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  • What a wonderful park. You have several walking routes and a great 5K cycling track, a large children's playground, benches, BBQ areas, the castle itself and the wonderful views down on to the Irish sea. It's a great place to walk the dog, go with family or just by yourself. Ample parking (during busy periods they open an overflow) and attentive park rangers.

  • Love this place! You can go for a long or a short walk, with your dog, kids, a wheelchair,... There is parking on top of the hill and next to the castle (only for wheelchair users). You will also find a nice rose garden and a coffee shop (dog friendly) as well as a huge playground. The further you walk down the hill (behind the castle) the more secluded it gets. In the recent year a fairly trail was also added.

  • Amazing place. Fun foor little one bit bigger and adults. Every corner brings surprise. I had there the best tomato and basil soup.

  • A beautifully situated stately home, with extensive grounds (just over 78 hectares), stunning coastal views and well cared-for walled and rose gardens. There's a playground for the kids and those needing refreshment will find both dog-friendly and dog-free coffee shops. There are two car parks, with the one nearer the house restricted to disabled drivers only (not only the wheelchair-bound as suggested by another reviewer).

  • Awesome place to visit. Free and ample parking. Beautiful views. Maintained gardens and serene environment

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