Kilclief Castle

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
Kilclief Castle was built between 1413 and 1441, reputedly by John Sely, bishop of Down. This makes it the earliest datable tower-house in County Down and is often used to date other tower-houses in the County.

Features include a machicolation arch, projecting towers and spiral staircases. These unusual features may have been a blueprint for those at Ardglass, Strangford and various other sites.

The site is not suitable for disabled access.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

Opening times:

13:00pm - 17:00pm (1st Jul to 31st Aug)

From 1st Sept 2014 - not open.

2015 spring /summer opening times will be published closer to the time.

Prices:

Admission Free.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre
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Contact Details

Strangford
Down

Website:
www.doeni.gov.uk/niea
Email:
nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 9023 5000