National Trust welcomes visitors for European Heritage Open Day

Europen Heritage Open Day 2018 National Trust Northern Ireland

We are delighted to support European Heritage Open Day 2018 and will be opening a number of our special places for free on Saturday 8 September.

European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) is a Europe-wide event, held annually to promote interest in historic and modern buildings by the public.The theme for 2018 is The Art of Sharing which presents an opportunity to share our heritage stories through our buildings and their connections to location and people.

As a conservation charity, we play a huge role in the protection and preservation of coast, countryside, mansions and gardens in Northern Ireland and we love how EHOD gives everyone with an interest the chance to visit these special places free of charge.

This ever-popular celebration of our rich and varied historic environment is organised by the Department of the Environment, and attracted a record number of visitors last year. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our special places free of charge on Saturday 8 September (see below for participating places and opening times).

Our hope is that after seeing the great conservation work that we do, you’ll consider becoming a member so you can explore time and time again.

National Trust Northern Ireland places participating in European Heritage Open Day on Saturday 8 September 2018

Ardress House
64 Ardress Road, Annaghmore, Portadown, BT62 1SQ
EHOD opening times:11 am-5 pm

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - Free Industrial Heritage Tour
119a Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, BT54 6LS
EHOD opening times: Free guided tours at 10am, 12noon and 2pm
Booking Essential Tel: 028 2073 3419 (normal admission applies with the exception of those booked onto a tour)

Castle Coole
Enniskillen, BT74 6JY
EHOD opening times: 11am-5pm

Castle Ward
Strangford, Downpatrick, BT30 7LS
EHOD opening times: noon - 4pm (house) 10-5pm (grounds)

Crom Estate
Newtownbutler, Enniskillen, BT92 8AJ
EHOD opening times: 11am-5pm

Derrymore House
Bessbrook, Newry, BT35 7EF
EHOD opening times: 2pm - 5.30pm

Downhill Demesne   
Downhill Demesne, Downhill, Coleraine, BT51 4RP
EHOD opening times: 11am-4.30pm

Florence Court
Enniskillen, BT92 1DB
EHOD opening times: 11am-5pm

Gray’s Printing Press
49 Main Street, Strabane, County Tyrone, BT82 8AU
EHOD opening times: 12noon-4pm

Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience - Free Architectural Interest Tours
44 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU
EHOD opening times: tours at 12noon and 2pm
Booking Essential Tel: 028 9082 3238 (normal admission applies with the exception of those booked onto a tour)

Hezlett House
107 Sea Road, Castlerock, Coleraine, BT51 4TW
EHOD opening times: 11am-4.30pm

Patterson’s Spade Mill
751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, County Antrim, BT39 0AP
EHOD opening times: 12noon - 4pm

Mount Stewart House & Gardens
Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Down BT22 2AD
If you are using SatNav/GPS, please be aware that it may lead you to the back gate at Mount Stewart which is not accessible to the public.
Mount Stewart is on the Portaferry Road in Newtownards heading towards Greyabbey, please stay on the Portaferry Road where you will see Mount Stewart clearly signposted and there is a brown sign directing you to the main entrance.
EHOD opening times: 10am-5pm

Rowallane Garden
Saintfield, BT24 7JA
EHOD opening times: 10am-6pm

20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, BT45 7NQ
EHOD opening times: 11noon-5pm

The Argory
144 Derrycaw Road, Moy, Dungannon, BT71 6NA
EHOD opening times: 11 am -5pm


Wellbrook Beetling Mill
20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, BT80 9RY
EHOD opening times: 1pm-5pm