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Group visits to The Argory

A group of visits are seen on a path walking through Bodnant Garden in Wales
A group on a seasonal garden tour at The Argory. | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Groups can take a step back in history on a visit to The Argory, An Irish gentry house built in the 1820s, set overlooking the River Blackwater. Discover everything you need to know about bringing your group to The Argory.

Guided tours

Guided tours uncover the history of The Argory, from bridges and barrel organs, to an incredible treasure trove of letters and photographs.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Educational group visits to The Argory

The Argory is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.

More to explore

Wellbrook Beetling Mill is just a 15-minute drive from Springhill, a fantastic visit that works perfectly if you're looking for a jam-packed day of fun. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the last working water-powered beetling mill in Ireland.

Nestled in an idyllic wooded glen on the edge of the Ballinderry River, this historic linen mill showcases the traditional methods of scutching, hackling and weaving. Groups get a chance to hear the cacophony of the beetling engines and have a go at the spinning wheel.

Visit Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Get in touch about bringing a group to Springhill

If you would like more information about bringing your group to Springhill, you can email us or call 02886 748210.

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If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives you free admission for a year.

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If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.