Experience the stately grandeur of Castle Coole

Enjoy the opulent interiors and design on a house tour

To find out more about the history of James Wyatt’s masterpiece, marvel at the lavish interior, hear stories of the family that lived here, and explore the extensive world below stairs…why not take a guided tour?

The house is open at various times from March until September and is available to see by guided tour. Tours last approximately 1 hour and take in all of the main reception rooms in the mansion, as well as the basement where the servants lived and worked.
 
Check our opening times to find out when the house is open. As a listed building, it means that not all of the house is fully accessible. Please talk to our reception staff if you are concerned about moving around the house and we will make arrangements accordingly.
 

Ornate interiors

The State Bedroom at Castle Coole was fitted for a King
The State Bedroom at Castle Coole
The State Bedroom at Castle Coole was fitted for a King

On the tour, encounter lavishly decorated rooms in early 19th century style, including the grand oval Saloon which is considered the focal point of the whole house.

 
The tour also ventures up the beautiful 'imperial' staircase, where you can see the ornate State Bedroom, which was decorated for a visit of King George IV and rarely used, so it has stayed in fantastic condition.
 
The tour concludes in the vast basement, which gives an intriguing insight to the hidden world beneath the stairs, described as the engine which runs the house above. 
 

Family and social history

The lavishly decorated Saloon is the focal point of the house
The oval saloon is lavishly decorated
The lavishly decorated Saloon is the focal point of the house
The house was built for the first Earl of Belmore who employed the popular architect James Wyatt to design the building. Our informative guides will be able to tell you all about the various craftsmen that worked on the property during the 1790s as well as the subsequent generations of the Lowry-Corry family who have shaped the house and estate to the current day.
 

Booking information

  • Tours offered daily when house is open
  • Guided tours only through the house
  • Please book onto your house tour at Visitor Reception, located in the Giftshop
  • The mansion is only open seasonally. Please ensure you check our opening times before visiting.
  • Tours of the house are mostly accessible, please contact us for further information.
  • Group visits also welcome. Click here to see our group tours information.
  • Please note that photography is not permitted inside the mansion
Don't forget to visit the Tallow-House Tea rooms to enjoy delicious produce and home-baked goods in a relaxing atmosphere.