Ardgillan Castle and Tea Rooms
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A FIRST FOR IRELAND - WHY NOT VISIT OUR HOLISTIC CENTRE?
Our new Holistic Centre - the first of its kind in a municipal park in Ireland - is set in the former Gardener's House amid the stunning Ardgillan Demesne. Nestled in the corner of the internationally renowned Ardgillan Rose Garden, the centre is bound to become a major attraction for the people of the North Dublin area.
The Holistic Centre offers Yoga, Spiritual Workshops. Treatments on offer include Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Indian Head Massage, and Reflexology. Homeopathic remedies, Psychotherapy, Nutrition, Health Coach, Reiki, Bio-energy, Angelic Healing, Angel Readings and much more. Please come and visit the new centre or contact us on 01 8029777 for more information.
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin on an elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries, 20 miles north of Dublin City. The demesne is well signposted off the M1.
The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and gardens, overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Mourne Mountains to the north and Lambay to the south-east. Ardgillan is a sanctuary for many species of animals, mammals and birds for which the wooded areas provide a safe retreat from surrounding agricultural land.
Today the demesne is a stunning visitor attraction with a range of facilities the public can avail of, including;
- Castle Tours
- Tea Rooms (wheelchair accessible) and Playground Shop
- State-of-the-art Children's Playground
- Children's Parties (Historically themed)
- Magnificent Gardens
- Garden Tours (Pre-booked)
- Spectacular Cycle and Walking Paths
- Medieval Stocks and Tudor stand-ins
- Art Exhibitions
- Civil Wedding Ceremonies (weddings)
- Room Hire, Conference and Workshop Space
- Picnic Areas
- Public Toilets
- Expansive Wide Open Spaces.
- Free Car Parks
The main car park is located close to the demesne entrance at “Blackhills”, while a second car and coach park, adjacent to the castle is open for castle visitors from Monday to Saturday and for restricted use on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The gardens are in three main parts, the formal Rose Garden and the Potentilla collection to the west of the castle, and the walled garden to the north-west which contains herb, vegetable, fruit, and ornamental sections.
The state-of-the-art playground was opened in 2006 and has over 30 pieces of play equipment to enjoy from cradle swings for the very young to a large climbing space net for older children (under 12).