The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hillside location has wonderful views over the gardens and 320 acre wooded estate bordering the River Blackwater. This former home of the MacGeough–Bond family has a splendid stable yard with horse carriages, harness room, acetylene gas plant and laundry. Take a stroll around the delightful gardens or for the more energetic along the woodland and riverside way-marked trails.
• Fascinating courtyard displays
• Garden, woodland and riverside walks with wonderful sweeping views
• Snowdrop walks and superb spring bulbs
• Adventure playground and environmental sculpture trail
• Enjoy afternoon tea and award winning scones in Lady Ada’s tea room
Visitor facilities –
Historic house: Garden: Countryside: Shop: Refreshments: Guided tours: Suitable for picnics: Country walk: Programme of events: Access for visitors with disability: Facilities for families: Learning: Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only: Available for functions.
**Visit The Argory on Fridays during October 2013 to enjoy lovely refreshments in the Courtyard Coffee Shop and take a browse through the wonderful selection of Christmas gifts and local crafts in our beautifully restored retail space. Open 11 am - 4pm with FREE estate admission (mansion house not open).
Special Offer: 30% off selected retail lines during this period.
**Autumn Half Term 2013: The Argory (including mansion house) will be open from 28 October - 3 November from 12 and 4pm and KIDS GO FREE! Get oudoors and closer to nature and explore our 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾. Unleash your wild side - visit the play park or pick up an autumn
activity sheet to see what wild and wonderful things you can discover around the estate.
Gift Admission on Entry
Opening times:2014 Opening Times:
Courtyard, Café and Shop
1 Feb - 23 Feb 12 - 5pm Sat & Sun
17 Feb - 18 Feb 12 - 5pm Mon & Tues
House, Courtyard, Café and Shop
15 Mar - 25 May 12 - 5pm Thu to Sun
14 Apr - 27 Apr 12 - 5pm Daily
4 Jun - 29 Jun 12 - 5pm Wed to Sun
1 Jul - 31 Aug 12 - 5pm Daily
4 Sep - 28 Sep 12 - 5pm Thu to Sun
4 Oct -2 Nov 12 - 4pm Sat & Sun
27 Oct - 31 Oct 12 - 4pm Mon to Fri
Grounds only (for walks)
1 Jan - 31 Dec 10am - 5pm Daily
House: admission by guided tour (last tour one hour before closing). Open bank holiday Mondays and all public holidays in Northern Ireland. Closed 25 and 26 December.
Location / Directions
Cycle: The Ulster Canal Cycle Trail pasess the property.
Car: On Derrycaw Road, 4 miles from Moy, 3 miles from M1 exit 13 or 14 (coaches exit 13).
Drive time: Belfast 40 minutes.
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