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Myra Castle

Introduction

The site of Myra Castle includes parkland and a garden for a house of about 1844. There are mature trees, a balustraded terrace, a former lake with cascades (now silted up), a Mogul summerhouse, a walled garden with the remains of the 16th-century Walshestown Castle, a stream, a pond, a glasshouse, a garden house and a gate lodge.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Directions

Six miles north-east of Downpatrick via the A25, then off a minor road.

Owners

ARLPLFBA

History

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Inventory

  • Reference: D 40

Features

  • Terrace
  • Summerhouse
  • Glasshouse
  • Gate Lodge
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Pond
  • Garden House
Key Information

Type

Landscape Park

Principal Building

House

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

References