Castles and forts in Northern Ireland
The castles and forts in the care of the National Trust in Northern Ireland speak of sieges and centuries ceased. The old ruins at Crom help date an historic yew tree while Dunseverick Castle aligns with the footsteps of Saint Patrick himself. As the first property acquired by the National Trust in Northern Ireland, the Rough Fort was constructed in Ireland between the 7th to 9th centuries, while the Old Tower at Castle Ward became Winterfell in the TV series Game of Thrones.
Find all the best castles and forts for a great family day out.
The parkland at Crom lie beside the Upper Loch Erne, an ancient landscape including the old castle, and with diversity of habitats making it an important conservation site.
Dunseverick Castle on the Causeway coast in Country Antrim is a fortress site located on a rocky basalt promontory with a rich history told through recorded history as well as archaeological evidence.
The Rough Fort was the first property in Northern Ireland to be left in care to the National Trust. It’s an Early Medieval earthwork near Limavady and was designed to protect its occupants; both people and animals.
Unique and unusual, this eccentric 18th-century house is famed for having been built with two completely different architectural styles, both inside and out. Find out why.
Stride out on a walk through the woodland park, stroll beside the lake or join a guided tour to discover a historic landscape.