Castle Dobbs 706

Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Brief Description

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.


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.

  • House (featured building)
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Cascade, Kitchen Garden, Gate Lodge, Tree Avenue, Lake, Ornamental Bridge, Glasshouse, Garden House, Icehouse
Access & Directions


Three miles north-east of Carrickfergus off the A2.
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