Strangford Castle

Strangford Castle

Strangford Castle lies in the village of Strangford, in County Down, in Northern Ireland. The present Strangford Castle is a simple, small, 3-storey, rectangular tower house built in the late 16th century, however a blocked door of 15th century type at first floor level, seems to indicate the remodelling of an earlier tower. The castle […]

Dundrum Castle

Dundrum Castle

One of the finest Norman castles in Northern Ireland, with views to sea and Mourne Mountains. It was founded in 1177 by John de Courcy, following his invasion of Ulster. This medieval coastal castle, with circular keep and massive walls, stands on the top of a rocky hill commanding fine views south over Dundrum Bay […]

Cowd Castle

Cowd Castle

Cowd Castle is a castle situated in Ardglass, County Down, Northern Ireland. It is on the other side of the road from Margaret’s Castle, at the entrance to Ardglass Golf Club. It is a small two-storey tower which may date from the late 15th century or early 16th century. The doorway is in the west […]

Ardglass Castle Ruins

Ardglass Castle

A range of fortified warehouses at the harbour entrance, dating from the 12th century and known as the Newark (the New Works) was acquired by Lord Charles Fitzgerald in 1790. He converted the central section into Ardglass Castle, which he sold to William Ogilvie in 1806. The property subsequently passed to his-son-in law Charles Beauclerc, […]