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Tully Castle

Tully Castle

Tully Castle is a fortified house with a rectangular bawn and was built for Sir John Hume, a Scottish planter, in 1619. The bawn had four rectangular corner towers. There is a recreated 17th Century style garden for visitors to enjoy. A visitor’s centre, located in a restored farmhouse, houses an exhibition telling local stories relating to the castle.

Monea Castle

Monea Castle

A State Care Historic Monument. The design of the castle, started in 1618, appears to be strongly Scots influenced. It is a rectangular tower house three storeys high, with tall attics and vaulted ground floor. Two massive semi-cylindrical towers sit on either side of the entrance.

Kilclief Castle

Kilclief Castle

Kilclief Castle was built between 1413 and 1441, reputedly by John Sely, bishop of Down. This makes it the earliest datable tower-house in County Down and is often used to date other tower-houses in the County. With its square projecting turrets, high arch and spiral staircases, it is one of the oldest in Lecale.

Greencastle Royal Castle

Greencastle Royal Castle

Built in the 17th Century by Hugh de Lacy to defend the southern approaches to Ulster, this royal castle stands on a rocky height beside Carlingford Lough. From here it has commanded the ferry link with Carlingford and defended sea and land communications.

Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle

There’s one sight you simply won’t be able to miss. Standing on a rocky spur on the northern shore of Belfast Lough, Carrickfergus Castle dominates all approaches to the town.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Thousands of people come to visit Kylemore every year to see the magnificent fairy tale castle and Abbey. They also come to experience not only the natural beauty of the Kylemore but to experience the aura of peace and tranquillity and a sense of spirituality.

Belleek Castle

Belleek Castle

Set in 1,000 acres of woodland & forestry, on the banks of the River Moy in the beautiful County of Mayo in Ireland. Belleek Castle is historical and romantic and extends a warm welcome to travellers and visitors seeking the good life and to enjoy the facilities of this ancestral home of the Earl of Arran.

Lough Rynn Castle Hotel

Lough Rynn Castle Hotel

Lough Rynn Hotel in Leitrim is one of the most luxurious Castle Hotels in Ireland, the ancestral home of the Clements family and the legendary Lord Leitrim. The entire estate comprises over 300 acres of an Ireland that is idyllic, rich in history and charmed with natural beauty.

Waterford Castle Hotel

Waterford Castle Hotel

Situated on it’s own private Island, your journey begins as you embark on the ferry ride that gently transfers you across the Kings Channel to the Island. In that short distance you’ll find yourself transported to a different world; where your pace slows and the luxury of time seems to extend out before you..

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Arrive up the winding avenue, opening into breathtaking views of the 13th century castle seated on 650 acres of parkland, inclusive of 60 acres of rolling lawns.

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The Nevin Spence Centre & Kingspan Stadium

Brush up on your Ulster Rugby knowledge with a visit to The Nevin Spence Centre and a fully guided tour of Kingspan Stadium, home of Ulster Rugby. Officially opened August 2015, The Nevin Spence Centre is a vibrant and fitting education and heritage centre at Kingspan Stadium in memory of young Ulster player Nevin Spence.

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