Leslie Hill will provide everything a family needs for a great day out.
It is a compact estate of arable and grassland, woodland, yards, paths and lakes. The layout of the estate has altered little in the last two hundred and thirty years; house and land has been carefully conserved by the Leslie family. There’s a lot to see and do; experience a living history as you wander through the Georgian Farmyard among farm machines, carriages and carts, of a bygone age.
Leslie Hill is a unique place with open spaces and an air of peace and serenity. Bring a picnic or call at the Tea Room. Come and meet “Georgie” the pony and ride on the open wagon through wooded parkland. Take a stroll along the paths to the lake. Let the children see the large and small animals and try to find the ‘Leslie Hill Ladies’ in the Walled Garden. Leslie Hill has something new to offer in each season.
We can’t always guarantee the weather but we will guarantee that you will leave this lovely place feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Large restored walled garden.
Facilities are located in the main farmyard 200 metres from the Garden.
Spring highlights: Drifts of spring bulbs throughout estate.
Summer highlights: The garden comes into it’s own. Fruit trees, borders, rose arches and secret places make this garden a special hidden gem.
Autumn highlights: A unique border entirely planted with white Japanese anemones.
Timeless natural beauty, with classic historic architecture, is just one aspect of the backdrops and settings offered by Leslie Hill. Spaces and interiors adaptable to almost any setting, even to create an entire back lot can all be provided on site. With this versatility comes an understanding of the processes of photographers and film makers, and resources to help realise your production in a timely and cost effective fashion. And the opportunity to make use of these elements in a secure environment, tucked away from the noise and bustle of the everyday world.
Leslie Hill is situated off the A26, a mile out of the centre of Ballymoney, less than an hour from Belfast by road, and a similar distance from Derry City, less than 40 miles (around 45 minutes) from Belfast International Airport, and only 3 hours from Dublin. Ballymoney is on the main Belfast to Derry railway line.