Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is the ancestral home of the Earls of Antrim.See Glenarm Castle and all Glenarm has to offer by arranging your trip with our Glenarm trip maker app.
There has been a castle at Glenarm since the 13th century, and it is at the heart of one of Northern Ireland's oldest estates.
The present castle was built by Sir Randal MacDonnell, 1st Earl of Antrim, in 1636. It is currently owned by Randal, Viscount Dunluce, the son of Alexander McDonnell, 9th Earl of Antrim.
The Castle's Walled Garden is open to the public between May and September and hosts many events. In July of every year the grounds are the site of a world class Highland Games. The Dalriada Festival is also held at Glenarm Castle and within the local village, which celebrates sport, music and fine food from all over Scotland and Ireland, as well as hosting traditional Ulster Scots cultural events. As part of the Dalriada Festival Glenarm Castle has started to host large outdoor concerts which as of 2012 has welcomed artists like General Fiasco, The Priests, Duke Special, Ronan Keating, Sharon Corr, Brian Houston, David Phelps and the likes.
Summer Madness, Ireland's biggest Christian Festival, moved from its annual residence at the Kings Hall, Belfast, to Glenarm Castle in 2012. It is thought this Festival will return to Glenarm, on a yearly basis, for the foreseeable future.
Glenarm Castle reviews
Whenever possible, we like to visit gardens and this is a beauty. A rich variety of plants of all kinds, laid out with an engineers precision and an artists eye. Lovely. Long views though... more »
We stopped to visit the walled gardens. You're not allowed into the castle itself as it's still lived in. We visited in late September so the flowers were largely past but the gardens were still in..... more »
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