Learn more about Castle Coole and the history hidden beneath your feet on a guided walk every Wednesday.
Meet at the shop at on Wednesdays at 2pm 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.
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.