List of castles in Northern Ireland

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This is a list of castles in Northern Ireland.

County Antrim[edit]

County Armagh[edit]

County Down[edit]

County Fermanagh[edit]

Name Image Location Type Date Notes
Belle Isle Castle Lisbellaw 54°16′01″N 7°33′22″W / 54.267°N 7.556°W / 54.267; -7.556 Country house 1629 Built by Sir Paul Gore, and substantially rebuilt by his descendant Ralph Gore, 1st Earl of Ross in the 18th century. It was restored in the 19th century and remodelled in an English Tudor style 1907. It is now owned by the Duke of Abercorn and operated as a venue and accommodation.[2][3]
Castle Balfour Balfour Castle, Lisnaskea - geograph.org.uk - 1270778.jpg Lisnaskea 54°15′04″N 7°26′42″W / 54.251°N 7.445°W / 54.251; -7.445 Plantation castle and bawn 1619 Built by Sir James Balfour in a Scottish style, it was in use until 1803 when it burned down. Although ruined it is one of the best-preserved of Plantation-era castles.[4]
Castle Coole Castle Coole Frontage.JPG Enniskillen 54°20′10″N 7°36′11″W / 54.336°N 7.603°W / 54.336; -7.603 Country house 1798 Built by the politician Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore from 1789, Castle Coole was designed as a showpiece by architect James Wyatt. The house is now managed by the National Trust and is open to the public.[5]
Crevenish Castle Kesh 54°30′40″N 7°44′42″W / 54.511°N 7.745°W / 54.511; -7.745 Plantation castle and bawn 1611 Built by Thomas Blennerhassett between 1611 and 1622, it was lived in until the 18th century when it became ruined. Around a third of the structure still stands in a caravan park.[6]
Crom Castle Crom Castle in 2008.jpg Newtownbutler 54°10′05″N 7°26′53″W / 54.168°N 7.448°W / 54.168; -7.448 Country house 1838 Commissioned by John Crichton, 3rd Earl Erne, in 1831, the house was designed by English architect Edward Blore. It was completed in 1838 but burned down only three years later, after which it was rebuilt to the same design. It remains the home of the Earl of Erne.[7]
Old Crom Castle Crom Old Castle - geograph.org.uk - 36806.jpg Newtownbutler 54°09′43″N 7°26′38″W / 54.162°N 7.444°W / 54.162; -7.444 Plantation castle and bawn 1619 Originally owned by Michael Balfour of Mountwhaney, Fife, the house and bawn were built before 1619. It was beseiged by the Irish in 1641, and again in 1689. It later passed to the Crichton family and burned down in 1764. It was remodelled as a garden feature in the 19th century, after the 'new' Crom Castle was built. The old castle and parks are now owned by the National Trust.[8][9]

County Londonderry[edit]

County Tyrone[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Antrim Castle
  2. ^ "Belle Isle: Historic Building Details". Northern Ireland Buildings Database. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Belle Isle website". Belle Isle. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Castle Balfour (Lisnaskea)". Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Castle Coole: A House fit for a King". The National Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Crevinish Castle". Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Crom Castle: Historic Building Details". Northern Ireland Buildings Database. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Crom Old Castle". Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record. Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Crom". The National Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

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