Bangor Castle 271

Bangor, Northern Ireland

Brief Description

Bangor Castle is a 17th-century demesne with mature trees. The house of 1852 stands on an elevated site with views from the formal gardens and the remains of an 1840s arboretum. Features include a rockery, walks and family memorials. The walled garden is cultivated, and has glasshouses and a fernery.

History

The house of 1852 lies in a demesne begun in the 17th century.

Visitor Facilities

Opening times vary seasonally. Please see the website for details.
Features
Glasshouse, Gate Lodge, Rockery
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening times vary seasonally. Please see the website for details.

Directions

In the centre of Bangor. Follow the signs to the Leisure Centre.
History

Detailed History

This is a 17th-century demesne. A new house was built in 1847 by William Burn for Robert Ward, set in formal gardens with an adjacent arboretum. The site has been leased by the local authority together with the nearby Ward Park since 1909.

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Associated People
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