Girlguiding Ulster

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Girlguiding Ulster is one of the nine regions of Girlguiding UK. Its headquarters are at Lorne House, County Down. In 2006, there were approximately 500 units across Northern Ireland.[1]

In 1974, the Guides' headquarters in Belfast were burned down.[2]

Lorne House and Outdoor Activity Centre Girlguiding Ulster[edit]

Lorne is a 21-acre (85,000 m2) estate in County Down with a variety of facilities for Guiding activities, including residential accommodation and campsites.

Lorne House was built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1875 by Henry Campbell, who named it after Lorne, Scotland, hereditary home of Clan Campbell. It was purchased by the Guides in 1946, and was officially opened in 1947.[3][4]

Lorne Estate[edit]

Built in 1875, Lorne still retains much of its original character. It was the home of Henry Campbell, a prominent Belfast linen merchant, who named the estate after the hereditary home of the Campbell clan in Scotland. Purchased by Girlguiding Ulster in 1946 it is now an upgraded, modernised residential venue with access throughout for those with special needs.[citation needed]

Lorne House[edit]

The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall, solarium with seating area, dining room and 4 meeting rooms.

The upper floors in Lorne can accommodate 29 residential guests in a range of bedroom sizes. There are 2 bathrooms, each with 2 showers, sinks and toilet facilities. In addition there is a single en suite shower room servicing 2 bedrooms.

Marion Greeves Centre[edit]

The Marion Greeves Centre is a purpose built centre, with accommodation for up to 38 people.


  1. ^ "Section Information". Girlguiding Ulster. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  2. ^ Liddell, Alix (1976). Story of the Girl Guides 1938-1975. London: Girl Guides Association. 
  3. ^ "Lorne House, Co Down". Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Lorne Estate". Lorne Estate. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 

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