Walking through history - Queen Anne Tour

Artist's impression of the Queen Anne House at Castle Coole

Learn more about Castle Coole and the history hidden beneath your feet on a guided walk every week.

Meet at the shop each week for a guided walk of the grounds and learn about the history of the estate long before the current house was built in the 1790s.

Historic landscapes

The estate in 1707 would have been very different to the one you see today with major developments being made by the owner, Col. James Corry, who inheirited the land from his father. The Queen Anne House was built and large additions made to the estate including a large walled deer park which has now mostly been lost.

Later in the mid 1700s came the formal gardens, sunken bowling green and water garden with a canal, parts of which can still be seen in the landscape. The double oak lined avenue was added then and is still the main entrance to the estate with a few of the ancient oaks still lining the drive.

Join the walk

This is a free event and is weather dependant. Visit the reception on arrival at Castle Coole to book onto the tour which takes approximately 45 minutes. The walk takes place on road and some forest path and is wheelchair accessible.

Please visit the What's On section or our Facebook page for details and timings on the next upcoming walk! 

Contact Castle Coole on 028 6632 2690 for more information.