It is easy to get bogged down by modern life pressures, but a visit to the Ireland's Causeway Coast should be able to lift your spirits. This amazingly beautiful coast have a very funny folklore story background of two giants intending to fight each other and one of them developing cold feet thus destroying a bridge built by his adversary as he hightails. Since the topic for today is Gardens and Country parks, below are 4 of the most spectacular in this region.

Escape in the Gardens and Country Parks of Ireland's Causeway Coast
Escape in the Gardens and Country Parks of Ireland's Causeway Coast

It is easy to get bogged down by modern life pressures, but a visit to the Ireland's Causeway Coast should be able to lift your spirits. This amazingly beautiful coast have a very funny folklore story background of two giants intending to fight each other and one of them developing cold feet thus destroying a bridge built by his adversary as he hightails. Since the topic for today is Gardens and Country parks, below are 4 of the most spectacular in this region.

1. Benvarden Garden in Dervock, Ballymoney

This is one of the best maintained privately owned gardens in northern Island. It has been in existence since 1630s. Since 1798, it has been owned by generations of the Montgomery Family. It features a 2-acres beautifully landscaped grassland and rose flowers. It is a nice place to lose yourself in a romantic picnic.

2. Glenarm Castle Estate and Walled Gardens in Glenarm, Ballymena

Located in the larger Glenarm Castle, the Walled Garden is a lover's paradise. It is a place where you can hold hands and steal kisses on each other without the prying and disapproving eyes of 'haters'. The Walled Garden is one of the oldest in Ireland. It features a Garden and Tea Room and displays most of Ireland's herbaceous plants. It is opened in May through September.

3. Carnfunnock Country Park in Ballygally, Larne

This is a 191-hectares woodland that also features colorful gardens and walking trails. It features panoramic views of the North Channel and Antrim Coast. It boasts a golf driving range, an orienteering course, a wildlife garden picnic sites and way marked paths.

4. Roe Valley Country Park in Limavady

This is a spectacular escape from the city hustle and bustle. It features woodland walks, and riverside views. It is home to foxes, badgers and over 60 species of birds. Visitors to the park can engage in fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

The Causeway Coast is one of the most visited destinations in Europe, and for a reason. I doubt there are any gardens in Europe that can rival the ones on the Causeway Coast. If I were you, it would be on my Irish tour itinerary.


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