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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.

Hillsborough Fort

Hillsborough Fort

An artillery fort built in 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill – the Hill family built the village of Hillsborough starting with the fort. Remodelled in the 18th Century for feasts and entertainment.

Hillsborough Courthouse

Hillsborough Courthouse

The Courthouse, which is based in the Square in Hillsborough, is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Ireland. The central arcade block was built by Wills Hill in 1760 and in 1810 the North wing was added and housed a courthouse. Visitors can view the interior of the courtroom where the fittings date from 1823.

Drumskinny Stone Circle

Drumskinny Stone Circle

This stone circle is part of a complex of five in this immediate locality, dating back 2000 years

Devenish Island Monastic Site

Devenish Island Monastic Site

Probably best known for it’s perfect 12th-century round tower, one of the finest in Ireland, and ruined Augustinian abbey complete with intricately carved 15th-century high cross in graveyard.

Scrabo Tower

Scrabo Tower

Scrabo Tower is easily one of the areas most recognisable landmarks, situated at the head of Strangford Lough overlooking the old Market Town of Newtownards. On a clear day the views from this monument are astounding.

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.

Grey Abbey

Grey Abbey

These splendid ruins of a Cistercian Abbey church and conventual buildings are the finest example of Anglo-Norman ecclesiastical architecture in Northern Ireland.

Roe Valley Power Station

Roe Valley Power Station

In the Roe Valley Country Park is Ulster’s oldest hydro-electric station. Erected in 1896 to generate electricity for commercial use and operated from here under the guidance of local genius J.E.Ritter

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