Visiting The Argory: What you need to know

Family in Rose Garden

There is no need to pre-book your visit to the Argory, and we have now opened the majority of our indoor spaces. We are delighted to once again invite visitors inside the house, bookshop, cafe and Visitor Reception. Staff and volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes, and we now offer free-flow tours of the house, which can be booked on arrival.

The Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre

What's open in Northern Ireland

You no longer need to book to visit our places in Northern Ireland. The exception is the Giant’s Causeway where the Visitor Experience should be booked in advance. Please check the individual property pages for details before visiting.


The main car park is open with accessible parking available.

The grounds, gardens, play area, courtyard and cafe are open for you to enjoy. Self-guided house tours (ground floor) can be booked in visitor reception on arrival and are included in your ticket. Bookshop in the courtyard is also open. We have an accessible toilet with baby change facilities which include sinks for hand washing. 

During your visit

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Our staff will be on hand to guide you. 

In line with government guidance you will be required to wear a facemask in our indoor areas, so please bring one with you.

We're are now able to loan wheelchairs and mobility scooters, which are available from visitor reception. Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.

Children must be supervised at all times.

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead at all times


Above all, enjoy your visit. We are delighted to welcome you back. We are so thankful for your support as we work through these unprecedented times and make this gradual transition a success, so we can get back to offering nature, beauty and history for everyone.

Snowdrops are the first sign that spring is on its way

Snowdrop walks at the Argory

Despite the cold and damp weather of late, early signs of spring are appearing at The Argory. We will open our doors every weekend from 9 January, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the beautiful carpets of snowdrops.

Dog walking on a lead

Dog Walking at The Argory

The Argory is a dog friendly property. We have guidance in place to make sure that you and your dog enjoy your visit.

Bonds bridge during the autumn season

Bond's Bridge

Bond’s Bridge was built in 1890 and is a bowstring bridge constructed of iron. It is named after the Bond family who, at the time, owned both The Argory and Derrygally Estate on the far side of the river Blackwater.