Houses and buildings in Northern Ireland
Whether built through a martial disagreement, family rivalry or even a quirky stipulation in a will, each of the houses and buildings in our care has its own unique story to share. From Castle Coole, one of the greatest Neo-classical country houses in Ireland, to The Crown Bar, a masterpiece in pub architecture, intriguing items and fascinating finds speak of centuries ceased and capture a snapshot in time.
Step inside the stories and secrets of historic houses with a visit to these places in our care.
Explore the historic house and wander through the elegant rooms to discover a much-loved family home, filled with magnificent portraits and personal treasures.
Wander through the Georgian rooms of this eccentric mansion, famed for its contrasting architecture and interiors, and explore the servants' world below stairs.
Beautiful 18th-century home set on a sustainable estate and gardens
Step inside one of the finest neo-classical houses in Ireland, experience the ornate interiors and explore the extensive servant’s’ world below stairs.
Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate
Step back in history on a visit to Springhill, often referred to as 'one of the prettiest houses in Ulster'.
Step back in time and visit a 17th-century house with a traditional farmyard, fruitful orchard and farm animals to meet.
Visit Derrymore for picturesque walks through over 100 acres of parks and woodland, nature rambles, picnics and the historic 18th-century Derrymore House.
See the Mussenden Temple perched on the clifftop and explore the dramatic coastal landscape of Downhill Demesne which is steeped in history. See far-reaching views from the country fields and paths. Look out for colourful wild flowers in the natural grasses.
Discover the last working water-driven spade mill in daily use in the British Isles, learn about the old art of forging and have a go at making something yourself.
Working water-powered mill used in the manufacture of linen
Step back in time at this 18th-century printer’s workshop and discover tales of skilled printers, ink, galleys, shooters and a collection of 19th-century hand printing presses.
The most famous pub in Belfast