Helen’s Tower

Places to Stay | Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

Helen’s Tower perched high above the rolling hills of Co Down, is an enchanting five storey stone tower nestled deep in the woods of the Clandeboye Estate.  Standing on top of the world with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, one can see as far as distant Scottish shores from the top of Helen’s Tower.

Built in 1848 by Frederick Lord Dufferin, 5th Baron of Dufferin and Ava in honour of his mother Helen Selina Blackwood, Helen’s Tower has since been immortalized by Tennyson in the poem of the same name.

A Game Keepers Tower, the interiors and fittings of this building were unique to this period. An octagonal room on the third floor with its paneling throughout with poems engraved on metal plates are set into the walls.

Visitors to the area can enjoy walking routes, known locally as Clandeboye Way (Helen’s Bay to Whitespots Country Park).

The tower is now managed by The Irish Landmark Trust whose ethos is to rescue interesting and unusual historic buildings, restore them and give them a new lease of life as self catering holiday lets.

Yes…you can stay in Helen’s Tower! It sleeps 2. A romantic and original place to spend a few days & nights.

Address: Helen’s Tower, Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, Co Down BT19 1RN

2 Responses to Helen’s Tower

  1. Hi it’s my Husband 50th on 21st December. I was wondering how much it would be to stay at the tower on the Saturday night 20th. Thanks.

    Annetta Milliken October 9, 2014 at 4:28 pm Reply
    • Hi Annetta

      We don’t hold pricing information on our blog. Please contact the Irish Landmark Trust directly via the contact links at the top of this page.
      Please do mention us if you are talking to them.

      Have a great stay. It’s an amazing place.

      Thomas October 10, 2014 at 9:07 am Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Editors Picks

Antrim Town

Antrim is the county town of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Antrim is a small town not frequently visited by tourists, yet it is one of the more historic towns in Northern Ireland with many interesting sights and buildings of historic note.

Connect with us