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Ballywalter Park

Centuries-old house set in traditional parkland on the shores of the Irish Sea.

Newtownards, Co Down

Ballywalter Park, Northern Ireland

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Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Accessibility

Please contact Ballywalter Park if you have special needs.
028 4275 8203
enq@ballywalterpark.com

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A Victorian Italianate Palazzo built by the owner’s great great great grandfather to designs by Sir Charles Lanyon, on a private estate of 1100 acres. It is the home of Lord and Lady Dunleath and has been in their family for 170 years.

The house is surrounded by 30 acres of pleasure grounds and is deemed to be of exceptional architectural importance.

Available for exclusive corporate and incentive lunches & dinners and, with 12 luxurious bedrooms, as a venue for small residential conferences and for historic house tour groups. It also provides numerous opportunities as a film and television location.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Visit by private, pre-arranged group tours only.

To make a booking and for general enquiries, please contact:

The Secretary
Ballywalter Park
Newtownards
Northern Ireland BT22 2PP

Tel: 028 4275 8264 | Fax: 028 4275 8818
Email: enq@ballywalterpark.com

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

Admission

Tours of the house: £10.00
Tours of the garden: £10.00
Tours of the house & garden: £17.00
Refreshments from £3.50

Group Visits

Group visits and tours are welcome.

Tours are personally conducted by Lord and Lady Dunleath and can be tailored to specific interests.

After the tour, refreshments can be provided in the Conservatory. These need to be pre-booked for the whole group.

Please note, the house is not open to the public on a daily basis and tours or group visits are available by prior appointment only.

Please contact Mrs Sharon Graham to book a group visit.

enq@ballywalterpark.com

028 4275 8264

Educational Visits

Visits by primary schools are by appointment only and after discussion with the schools concerned.

Please contact Lord & Lady Dunleath to arrange a visit.

bd@dunleath-estates.co.uk

028 4275 8203

for the latest information.
Accessibility

Please contact Ballywalter Park if you have special needs.
028 4275 8203
enq@ballywalterpark.com

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Newtownards, Co Down

Ballywalter Park is located 20 miles south east of Belfast on the Ards Peninsula, between the A20 & A2 coast roads. The entrance is found  off the B5 Greyabbey to Ballywalter Road.

The Ulsterbus service runs to Ballywalter village and it is then a walk to the house.

Belfast and Belfast City Airport are within 30 minutes drive and Belfast International Airport is reached in approximately one hour. The Stena Line car ferry terminal can be reached within 40 minutes and the P&O car ferry terminal within 75 minutes.

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Ballywalter Park, Northern Ireland

Historical Tours

Group Visits and Tours of the wonderful house and gardens are welcome.

Tours are personally conducted by Lord and Lady Dunleath and can be tailored to specific interests.

After the tour, refreshments can be provided in the Conservatory. These need to be pre-booked for the whole group.

Please note, the house is not open to the public on a daily basis and tours or group visits are available by prior appointment only. Please contact us for more information.

Tours are of particular interest to groups such as Historical Societies, National Trust Members Groups, Women’s Institutes, Rotary & Round Table, Probus Groups and all those interested in Historic Houses and Gardens. From time-to-time, the house may be open more generally – in connection with charitable or other events taking place locally. However, please always check in advance before undertaking a journey.

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