Castle Coole

Castle Coole

Important notice -

We’re re-opening the parkland at Castle Coole. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking. Bookings open weekly.

Magnificent 18th-century mansion and landscape park

Please book ahead before visiting 

The parkland and toilets at Castle Coole are open and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Castle Coole (13 July - 19 July)

Tue 14 Jul 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Castle Coole
Castle Coole sits above Lough Coole and surrounding parkland

Visiting Castle Coole: What you need to know 

Find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit to Castle Coole. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

The oval saloon is lavishly decorated

The history of Castle Coole 

Castle Coole is one of the greatest neo-classical country houses in Ireland. Built to impress by the first Earl of Belmore 1789- 97, it still has the ability to leave people in awe.

An autumnal view of the house from the Killynure path

The lake walk at Castle Coole 

Follow this historic track around Lough Coole and discover beautiful vistas at every turn and an abundance of wildlife and water birds.

Castle Coole

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our café has reopened with a weekend takeaway service and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

Castle Coole


Castle Coole is the perfect place for you and your dog

Canine companions at Castle Coole

There is plenty for both you and your dog to enjoy at Castle Coole, with a variety of walks within the parkland and plenty of outdoor seating.

Castle Coole

Art and collections

Our collections

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