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The name of this lofty seaside fortress comes from the Gaelic term "Árd Choill" which means "High Wood." This castle dates back to 1738, and is a two-story country home combined with south-facing lawns and medieval battlements.

The view of the castle is quite striking, as it stands on a high vantage point and overlooks the Irish Sea. The ground floor, which includes the kitchen and other communal spaces, is open to the public. The upper floor contains a permanent exhibition that displays vintage maps, texts, photographs, and surveys of other buildings on the grounds.

Utrip Tips

June-August: Guided tour of Ardgillan Gardens on Thursdays at 3.30pm. Park is open daily 10am to dusk.

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