Grey Abbey House

Walking Route
Grey Abbey House was built in 1760 and is the third house to be built on the site overlooking Strangford Lough where the Montgomery family has lived for four hundred years. Its architecture, history and setting make it one of the most important and beautiful privately owned country houses in Ulster. The gardens have been restored in the last twenty years and include fine herbaceous borders, a southern-hemisphere garden with emphasis on Chilean plants, a walled kitchen garden and Irish apple orchard. The grounds merge into the 18th century park, which sweeps down to the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey
The Hall with its unusual cantilevered dividing staircase, the Blue Dining Room, the Music Room, Strawberry Hill Gothic Drawing Room, bedrooms and stableyard are exclusively available for architectural, historical, and horticultural groups of not less than 20 persons. These groups may visit the house and gardens by prior arrangement when morning coffee, lunch, tea or dinner can be provided if desired. Prices available on request. A tour of the Cistercian Abbey may also be included in each visit.
No access for disabled.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

By prior arrangement.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

7 miles from Newtownards on the A20 Road to Portaferry.
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Contact Details

BT22 2QA

Tel: (028) 4278 8668
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