"A step back in time" Knockabbey Castle has evolved over the last millennium and each of the families who lived there have left their mark. They contain some of the finest historical water gardens to be found anywhere in the country, dating back to the 11th century. The gardens contain a wide range of magnificent specimen trees and its tulip tree ranks among the largest and finest in Ireland.
Today you have a unique opportunity to see these gardens restored after generations of neglect. Spend an afternoon strolling through the 30 acres, which include meadows, herbaceous border, a Victorian Flower Garden, restored glasshouse and various other garden buildings. Experience the peace and tranquillity of this magical place.
Spend some time in the courtyard where you can view a film on the restoration or browse through the Tack Room.
"A visit to Knockabbey Castle & Gardens is like a step back in time, here you can see for yourself an real piece of Irish gardening history" - Dermot O’Neill, Garden Heaven Show