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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!

Mid-September 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.

Tea Party

Visit The Argory and enjoy afternoon tea in the Octagon Room

You're invited to step back to the 1800s to see what really went on behind closed doors in the Victorian big house. Get the gossip from the Housekeeper and the Lady's Maid and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea.

The last Sunday of every month (April - September)

Booking essential - please contact 028 8778 9014

Ranger Round-up

50 things - make a mud pie just about anywhere

50 things - make a mud pie just about anywhere

Join Rudy-Ranger on an all-weather exploration of The Argory. Make mud pies, set up a snail race, find a mini-beast, explore our play area and toast marshmallows on the campfire.

Every Sunday throughout August, 2-4pm. Additional charge for ranger activity, £5 per child.