Sentry Hill Historic House

Places to See | Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.



Sentry Hill is a 19th century Victorian farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The contents of this historic house in Northern Ireland provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s. Remarkably the contents of the house have survived almost intact. Family furniture, books, paintings, personal diaries, letters, photographs and souvenirs from trips abroad all help to tell the story of the McKinney’s, recording life at Sentry Hill and its surrounding areas.

Over the years many guests have been warmly received at Sentry Hill by the McKinney family. The last of the family may now be gone but their welcome remains and the door is now open for you. The venue is a popular place to see in Co Antrim, especially during European Heritage Open Days. You can dander down the path through the sheltering trees and step inside the snug old farmhouse. As you cross this threshold you will stand where the past shakes hands with the present.

Sentry Hill offers an entertaining day out to visitors of all ages with facilities including guided tours, attractive gardens, a café, gift shop and picnic area.

Address: Sentry Hill Historic House, 40 Ballycraigy Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT36 8SX


Video: Sentry Hill
Video: Sentry Hill

3 Responses to Sentry Hill Historic House

  1. Dear Wesley,
    Many apologies but I wonder could we add 2 more to the BNFC numbers coming tomorrow evening?
    Heather Boyd and her son Peter wish to come and have not replied in time for our deadline.
    Can I tell them it is alright??
    They don’t deserve special treatment but they are keen to be there!

    Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
    Pamela Thomlinson

    Pamela Thomlinson May 20, 2013 at 10:31 am Reply
    • Dear Pamela

      The message you wrote has no way of being received by Wesley unless he is monitoring comments on this page. Comments on this page do not automatically get posted to the property owner. Do you have an email address for Wesley instead?

      Thomas

      Thomas May 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply
  2. Dear Sir/Madam

    I was wondering if you could give permission to have a 3 hr paranormal investigation of the property. This would be conducted by a professional team and handled discreetly. Little or no electricity would be used and no disturbance to any fixtures and fittings. A date and time would be entirely up to you.

    Hoping to hear from you

    Heather Lindsay

    Heather Lindsay July 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm Reply

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