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Ballywalter Park, Newtownards, Co Down

Ballywalter Park the historic and magnificent surroundings of the Ballywalter Park Mansion House, built between 1846 and 1870 and home of the 6th Baron Dunleath provide a truly different venue for those seeking somewhere special to hold their corporate or other prestigious event.

Castle Ward Estate, Strangford, Co Down

Castle Ward Estate, Strangford County Down is full of personality, situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic façade. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the beautiful 820 acre walled demesne you will find an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough.

Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan, Co Down

Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan, Co Down located in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is one of the most outstanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The garden is a mixture of informal and formal design with terraces, fountains, ornamental gates and flower borders. To walk around the forest park's mile-long lake, encountering some intriguing modern sculptures on the way, is to enjoy a great experience of eighteenth-century landscaping.

Mount Stewart House & Garden, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co Down

Mount Stewart Gardens enjoys the mild climate of Strangford Lough. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season. The house is also open to the public.

Rowallane Garden, Saintfield, Co Down

Rowallane Garden in Saintfield, Co Down was created in the mid 1860s by the Reverend John Moore. The garden offers wonderful displays of shrubs, including a large collection of rhododendron species and several areas managed as wildflower meadows. The garden offers a notable natural Rock Garden Wood with shade-loving plants and thehe outstanding Walled Garden includes spectacular displays of herbaceous plants, shrubs and bulbs.

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