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Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Valentine Road, Castle Park, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4BN
Bangor Castle Walled Garden, walkway to fountain

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It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.  Varieties of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables mix with sculptures and a unique fountain with a tongue twister! We are thrilled that the Walled Garden is now open all year round (except on particular holidays). Please see opening hours.

The Ward family designed the Castle Park Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was never open to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden. The then named North Down Borough Council restored this beautiful the Garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009.

The 1.5 acre site has four distinct sections — the kitchen garden, the herb and topiary garden, the swamp garden and the flower garden. It boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by North Down’s maritime history. Seating is available throughout the garden.

The garden is set within the picturesque surrounds of Castle Park which is also home to Bangor Castle (Town Hall) and North Down Museum.

Please note, Cafe is cash only.

Access to the walled garden from the City Hall and Museum may be challenging for those individuals who are manual wheelchair users

Bangor Castle Walled Garden is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Bangor Castle Walled Garden | AccessAble.


Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

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No admission charge


Saturday, 14th September 2024 - Saturday, 14th September 2024

Collage of pics, evening BBQ in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Chilli plant, sweetcorn, Lightfoot Kitchen barbequeing and musician playing guitar and siChilli Festival Evening BBQ 2024Join us for a BBQ like no other as part of a weekend of activity celebrating all things chilli related at Bangor Castle Walled Garden. Enjoy the very best of local food with friends and family at this open-air dining experience and enjoy live music from Alex Da Costa.
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Saturday, 14th September 2024 - Sunday, 15th September 2024

Chilli Festival 2024 promotional graphicChilli Festival 2024Things are hotting up in Bangor Castle Walled Garden on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September. Showcasing many different varieties of chilli plants from around the world, local food producers, an evening BBQ (ticketed), live music and lots of fun!
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Opening Times

Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun and holidays 10am-6pm (1 June 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)
Mon-Sun and holidays 10am-6pm (1 Sept 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Mon-Sun 10am - 3pm (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Mar 2025)
Mon-Sun and holidays 10am-6pm (1 Apr 2025 - 31 May 2025)

* No admission charge

Please note: Christmas Closure 25th Dec – 1st Jan inclusive. Reopens Tuesday 2 January every year.


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Image of a walkway and woodland steps surrounded by leafy green trees and pink flowersCastle Park, BangorStroll through this beautiful wooded wonderland which is an exhilarating experience throughout the seasons.

Photo of the side view of Bangor Castle (Bangor Town Hall) on a beautiful sunny day framed by flowersBangor Castle (City Hall), BangorThis impressive building was built for the Hon Robert Edward Ward and his family in 1852. It is presently the headquarters of Ards and North Down Borough Council who use the mansions spectacular grand salon as the council chamber.

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