Ardress House

Important notice -

Ardress is open every Sunday until 17 October, with access to farmyard and house. No booking is required for entry. A ground floor, self-guided house tour can be booked on arrival at Visitor Reception.

17th-century house with elegant 18th-century decoration and a traditional farmyard

The Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

What's open in Northern Ireland

You no longer need to book to visit many of our places. The exception is the Giant’s Causeway where the Visitor Experience must be booked in advance. At Mount Stewart and Rowallane Garden pre-booking is recommended especially during weekends and holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary. Please check the individual property pages for details before visiting.

Ardress House

Things to see and do

Visiting Ardress: What you need to know

We've been looking after Ardress for you whilst you were away, but we're delighted to be able to welcome you back every Sunday up until 17 October. No pre-booking required for your visit. Find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Ardress Apple orchards

Autumn at Ardress House 

Autumn at Ardress House is a very special time of the year. The surrounding orchards are ready for harvesting and the lawns are blanketed in lilac crocuses. Marvel at the splendor of the Armagh Bramley in the heart of the orchard county.

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Our work

Frizzells Cottage, new lease of life

18th Century Frizzell's Cottage restoration complete 

When people think of the National Trust they often picture palatial houses and grand estates, but the reality is that as a conservation charity we look after a rich variety of places and spaces, from coast to countryside, to traditional cottages and ancient monuments. A case in point is Frizzell’s Cottage.

Ardress House


A common pipistrelle bat, one of the eight species found in Northern Ireland

Bat spotting in Northern Ireland  

Everything you need to know about bats in Northern Ireland, including where to spot them and how to identify them.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Ardress House on the National Trust Collections website