DiCamillo Companion
Ireland

Castle Coole

  • Built / Designed For: Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore.

    Comments: Castle Coole is generally considered the finest country house in the north of Ireland.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1790-96
    Designed: House for 1st Earl of Belmore

    View all houses
  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. New, II, pls. 65-70, 1808.

    John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 216, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Listed

  • Past Seat of: Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02866-322-690

    Fax: 02866-325-665

    Email: castlecoole@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.nts.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No