Truly breathtaking, from the legendary basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the haunting Fermanagh lakeland, Northern Ireland has a wealth of treasures to share.
Northern Ireland’s iconic World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to a wealth of local history and legend. Explore the basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago and see if you can spot the distinctive stone formations named the camel, the wishing chair, the granny and the organ.
Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Home of the Marquises of Londonderry, Mount Stewart captures the spirit and character of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Lady Londonderry.
See conservation in action in the house with an exciting £7million restoration project underway.
Castle Ward will take you on a journey of discovery. The 18th-century eccentric house will entice you to explore further and the truly beautiful 820-acre walled demesne, dramatically set overlooking Strangford Lough, will unlock your imagination through family history, leisure pursuits, events and industrial heritage.
There is something for all the family at this warm and welcoming 18th-century, former home of the Earls of Enniskillen. The house enjoys a peaceful setting with a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forests. The house is brought to life on fascinating guided tours and there are glorious walks and cycle trails to enjoy.
Built in the 1820s, this handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare wooded riverside estate. The former home of the MacGeough Bond family, a tour of this neo-classical masterpiece reveals stories of its hero, and hidden treasures which remain unchanged since 1900s. Discover garden, woodland and riverside walks with wonderful sweeping views.
An inspirational garden with many unusual features and unique plants from across the world. Seasoned gardeners and beginners alike will marvel at the range of plants found in this beautiful landscape. The mix of formal and informal garden spaces are waiting to be explored.
FREE open day
We're opening our houses, gardens and industrial heritage sites across Northern Ireland for free on Saturday 8 March.
With spring on its way, the free day is an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, step back in time at an historic mansion or experience industrial heritage in action.
Walks for everyone
With many miles of beautiful coastline, huge stretches of countryside, panoramic views and winter sunlight dappling through the trees, now is the time to get out of the house and enjoy a wonderful walk. Whatever your level of fitness we have a walk for you. So get your walking shoes on and take a breath of fresh air with family and friends.
Country house tour
Find out more about the technology associated with comfort and convenience on a unique Country House Tour. Key experts explore the impact of technology on our great country houses and the people who lived and worked there. The Northern Ireland tour, 19–23 May 2014, visits a number of our places including Mount Stewart, Castle Ward, Rowallane Garden, Castle Coole, Florence Court and The Argory.
Take a break close to home
Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend for two, a family break or a weekend away from it all, our holiday cottages offer the chance to unwind in idyllic surroundings close to home.
What's on near you in 2014
Our spring and summer event guide is bursting with exciting events for memorable days out with family and friends. Come along and join the fun at a place near you.