Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Record Id: 706
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
The present house of 1730 stands in a splendid position overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Down shore. Features include woodland, parkland and avenue trees with vestiges of a formal garden for the early house. There is a landscape park for the 18th-century house with a lake, a bridge and a cascade.
Brief history of site
This is a 16th-century site. The 17th-century house stands in ruins. The present house was built in 1730, with a contemporary landscape park. There are also remnants of earlier layouts.
Address: Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38
Historical County: Antrim
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Three miles north-east of Carrickfergus off the A2.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: After 1500
Main period of development: Early 18th century