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Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate

Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this Neo-classical masterpiece reveals it is unchanged since 1900. The eclectic interior still evoking the family's tastes and interests.

Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring bulbs, scenic walks and fascinating courtyard displays.

A second-hand bookshop, adventure playground and Lady Ada's award-winning tea-room provide retreats for children and adults alike.

Juicy blackberries

Try our blackberries, some are sweet and some are sour! © National Trust / Paul Canning

Try our blackberries, some are sweet and some are sour!

Early October is the best time to pick blackberries and The Argory has some fantastic spots to pick these juicy fruits. Arm the kids with brown bags, grab a blackberry map from Visitor Reception and off you go.

Then kids can tick off number 21 from your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

Santa is coming...

Visit Santa this Christmas at The Argory

Take a magical journey to see Santa in the grotto and meet his team of helpers from the North Pole. Admission to Magical Kingdom by passport only. Includes complimentary festive refreshments.

Booking Essential, please contact 028 8778 9014 to make a booking 

Spot a kingfisher

Kingfisher on the lookout for a tasty minnow

Kingfisher on the lookout for a tasty minnow

Pack the binoculars and a camera and take a stroll down to the Blackwater River to see if you can spot a Kingfisher.