Three Day Trip: The Finest Houses of Northern Ireland

| Northern Ireland

18 – 20 May 2011 - 16:00 until 19:30

A wonderful trip to the four finest houses in Northern Ireland: Baronscourt, Castle Coole, Castle Ward, and Ballywater Park.

The itinerary:

18 May: Fly to Belfast (details below)

19 May: Private visits to Baronscourt and Castle Coole. The former is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn. A tour of the house will be personally led by the Duke. Baronscourt is a magnificent Palladian house built between1779-1782 and was then extensively remodeled by John Soane in 1791. Castle Coole is a majestic 18th century home of the Earls of Belmore, designed by James Wyatt.

20 May: Private Visits to Castle Ward and Ballywater Park. Castle Ward is a unique 18th century house which combines both gothic and neo-classical architectural styles internally and externally. It is in a stunning location overlooking Strongford Lough. Ballywater Park was built in the Italianate Palazzo style between 1846 and 1852. Further work was done by Baron Dunleath in 1870. The house has a fine collection of original furniture and paintings. The tour will be personally led by Lord Dunleath.

Accomodation will be at the four star Killyhevlin Hotel overlooking Lough Erne at Enniskillen. A group rate has been set at £155 to cover two nights accomodation including breakfast and dinner (assuming two people are sharing a room). If not there is a single supplement of £20 per night. Book direct on 028 6632 3481 or email info@killyhevlin.com.

Venue information

Northern Ireland

Entry details

The cost of the coach trip and visit to the 4 houses is £175.

Accomodation and Flights should be independentlty booked and paid for.

It is requested that your flight arrives at Belfast airport before 17.05. Flybe and BMI Baby fly from Birmingham airport to Belfast. Flybe runs a service leaving Birmingham at 16.05 arriving at Belfast at 17.05 (18 May) and the return flight leaves Belfast at 18.30 arriving at Birmingham at 19.30 (20 May).

Contact Mary Henniker-Major on 0153 677 0320

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)