The Argory – National Trust site in County Armagh (Northern Ireland)

The Argory is Dungannon, County Armagh is a typical Irish house located in 320 acres of riverside estate and was featured in ourTop 5 National Trust sites for hands-on history. As with the majority of Irish countryside, the scenery here is absolutely magnificent on both smaller and larger scales. The house has some lovely courtyards as well as fantastic views over the River Blackwater. Scenic walks are aplenty, so visit the Argory on a beautiful summer’s day for maximum effect.

When you step inside this Irish gentry house you’re transported right into the 1800s. The interior is simply beautiful, and that’s before you’ve even caught a glimpse of the sweeping landscapes outside.

In regards to history, the Argory certainly has everything you’d expect from a 19th century house. The interiors remain decorated as if the original occupants were still there – children will have a great time playing pretend and trying to imagine what life was like back then. Make sure you look out for the large bronze dogs and the impressive brass staircase!

For children there is an adventure playground and a ‘lively’ program of events. Lady Ada’s tea-room is definitely worth a visit too. Children and adults are both catered for in this award-winning café.

Written by Janis P.

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