Award-winning Walled Garden, in the tranquil grounds of Castle Park

Updated: Friday 4 December 2020

The garden is divided into four different sections, each with its own horticultural personality. It also boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by the Borough's maritime history. 

The Ward family designed Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously closed to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden! North Down Borough Council restored this beautiful Garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009.

The garden won the Royal Horticultural Society Award for Permanent Landscaping in its first year of opening.

Formal tours can be arranged by appointment. 

Opening Times 2020

Monday - Sunday, 10am - 3.30pm

Bangor Castle Walled Garden will stay open to the public in until 23 December 2020. It will reopen in April 2021.

The garden usually closes at the end of October for winter but the opening has been extended.

A one-way system will be in operation and visitors will be encouraged to santise their hands before entering the garden and respect social distancing. 

Coffee Cure within the grounds of the garden will be open.

Green Flag Award 2020

Bangor Castle and Walled Garden has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award, the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK along with four other green spaces in our region:

Linear Park, Bangor
Ballymenoch Park, Holywood
Londonderry Park, Newtownards
Kiltonga, Newtownards.

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Opening Times

  • Varies per season, please see main text


  • Free entry

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