The Argory - National Trust

Springhill House




Described as ‘one of the prettiest houses in Ulster’, its welcoming charm reveals a family home with portraits, furniture and decorative arts that bring to life the many generations of Lenox-Conyngham who lived here from 1680. The old laundry houses one of Springhill’s most popular attractions, the Costume Collection, with some exceptionally fine 18th to 20th century pieces.

The Visitor Reception offers a retail shop and the Barn Café. View a celebrated collection of costumes from the 18th century to 1970s. Visit our second-hand bookshop and pick up a bargain. Experience beautiful walled gardens and way-marked paths through the parkland. Children’s adventure trail play park and natural play area.

Visitor Facilities:
  • Historic house, costume museum, gardens and guided tours
  • Suitable for picnics and country walks. Programme of events available
  • House: admission by guided tour (last admission 1 hour before closing)
  • Barn Café and Springhill Shop


Argory




The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hillside location has wonderful views over the gardens and 320 acre wooded estate bordering the River Blackwater. This former home of the MacGeough–Bond family has a splendid stable yard with stables, harness room, acetylene gas plant and laundry. Take a stroll around the delightful gardens or, for the more energetic, along the woodland and riverside way-marked trails.
  • Fascinating courtyard displays
  • Garden, woodland and riverside walks with wonderful sweeping views
  • Adventure playground and kiddies trails
  • Enjoy afternoon tea and award-winning scones in the Courtyard Coffee Shop


Visitor facilities:
  • Historic house and gardens
  • Argory shop, refreshments and guided tours
  • Suitable for picnics, country walks
  • Full programme of events available
  • Access for visitors with disability
  • Facilities for families
  • Learning
  • Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only
  • Available for meetings and wedding photography


Ardress House




Ardress is nestled in the apple orchards of County Armagh and offers afternoons of fun and relaxation. Built in the 17th century as a farmhouse, Ardress was remodelled in Georgian times and has a character and charm all of its own.
  • Elegant, Neo-classical drawing-room with plasterwork by the Dublin plasterer Michael Stapleton
  • Attractive garden with scenic woodland and riverside walks
  • Home to an important collection of farm machinery and tools
  • Rich apple orchards
  • On display is the 1799 table made for the speaker of the Irish Parliament, upon which King George V signed the Constitution of Northern Ireland on 22 June 1921


Visitor Facilities:
  • Historic house
  • Farm yard with friendly animals
  • Garden
  • Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Suitable for picnics
  • Programme of events
  • Access for visitors with disability
  • Facilities for families
  • Learning
  • Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only


Wellbrook Beetling Mill




Wellbrook is nestled in an idyllic wooded valley. As you come over the hill and see the river, the mill, its water wheel and traditional cottage, it looks as if nothing could disturb the tranquillity. But it is not always so quiet. If you come to the mill when there is flax pulling, you will find a hive of industry, and when the beetling engines are running, their thunder fills the valley.
  • Last-working beetling mill in Northern Ireland. Step back in time tour
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the linen process
  • Original beetling engine in operation
  • Clattering and cacophony of the beetles builds as the roll of linen is pounded
  • Lovely walks and picnic opportunities by the Ballinderry River
  • A truly unique experience


Visitor facilities:
  • Guided Tour
  • Suitable for picnics
  • Country walk
  • Programme of events
  • Limited access for visitors with disabilities


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