Visiting Ardress: What you need to know

Ardress House in Co.Armagh

Ardress House continues to share its welcoming farmyard and Georgian charm every Sunday until 17 October. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the house and browse the various farmyard spaces such as the threshers barn and dairy.

Discover the story behind this gem within the orchards. Families can follow the Lady's Mile path and enjoy the play park. Pack a picnic for your busy day of exploring.

Take the Lady's Mile Walk at Ardress House
family enjoying the Lady's Mile Walk at Ardress House
Take the Lady's Mile Walk at Ardress House

Before setting out

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

In line with government guidance, you will be required to wear a facemask in indoor areas. Please bring one with you.

 

What's open?

The main car park with accessible parking, farmyard, facilities, visitor reception and the ground floor of Ardress are open.

House tours will be operated on a self-guided basis and the tour follows a path through the ground floor only. Following NI Executive guidelines and given the capacity of some of the rooms in Ardress House, we are having to limit the number of visitors in the house at one time. You will need to wear a mask for the tour unless you are exempt. Please bring one with you.

An accessible toilet with baby change facilities which include sinks for hand washing is located in visitor reception.

Bramley Apples in the orchards surrounding Ardress House
Apples at Ardress
Bramley Apples in the orchards surrounding Ardress House

What's different?

Sadly, we’re not able to open everything at once. There are no catering facilities on site, but picnics are very welcome. Picnic tables are available in various areas. Please help us spend less on wastage removal by taking your litter home with you. 

Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. Our staff and volunteers will also be on hand to guide you. 

Children must be supervised at all times.

Dogs are welcome outside, but please keep them on a short lead at all times. 

Above all, enjoy your visit!

We are delighted to welcome you back. We are so thankful for your ongoing support as we work through these unprecedented times and gradual transition back to normality. Your support continues to care for this special place, for everyone, for ever. 

Summer walk

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.