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Twilight Tours at Castle Coole: In the footsteps of the 4th Earl

Experience the captivating history of Castle Coole through our unique Twilight Tours.

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This magical experience takes you through the stunning rooms of one of Ireland's finest Neo-classical houses. You will walk in the footsteps of the 4th Earl and his household, exploring the world of life both above and below stairs.

Your adventure begins in the Grand Hall where you’re greeted by the Butler, with a glass of Prosecco. You will then be guided through the formal entertaining rooms meeting both members of the Earl’s family and his servants, finding out interesting facts about their daily lives in Castle Coole and their travels abroad.

The tour continues up the Grand Staircase to the Chinese Room where you will meet Lady Dorothy, one of the Earl’s daughters and find out about her very interesting life. The tour upstairs concludes in the State Bedroom, before descending the stairs to the servants’ quarters. A Footman awaits to take you to the bustling kitchen. Here, the Cook, shares what life was like below stairs during that era.

Your tour concludes with wine and cheese in the kitchen. This experience offers a unique blend of historical insight, engaging storytelling, and a taste of aristocratic life. The cost for the event is £27.50.

Perfect for both locals and tourists, this tour offers an unforgettable journey into the past.

Book now to secure your spot and discover the secrets and stories of Castle Coole.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £27.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


This event is not suitable for children.

Meeting point

Meet at the front door of the mansion

What to bring and wear

We recommend wearing a light jacket as the mansion can be chilly.


Parking is available in the main car park. This tour includes walking up and down stairs inside the mansion which might prove difficult for people with mobility issues.

Upcoming events


Young Choon Park Piano Recital at Castle Coole 

The South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park, who gave her first recital at the age of seven, makes a welcome return visit to Castle Coole.

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25 May 2024
16:00 to 18:00

An evening of art and music at Castle Coole 

Join us at Castle Coole to celebrate the award-winning artists of the John Richardson French Residency Award.

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31 May 2024
18:30 to 21:00

Hambly & Hambly Painting Workshop at Castle Coole 

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2 Jun 2024
14:00 to 17:30

In the footsteps of time: from castle to mansion 

Join these fascinating guided walks that take you on a journey into the past, exploring the history of the houses and garden that existed on the estate, before the current mansion was built.

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3 Jun to 17 Jun 2024
14:00 to 15:00
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