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Address: 91 Prehen Park Bolies | prehen, Derry BT47 2PB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: (028) 7134 2829
Description: Prehen House is one of the North West’s most historic buildings. Situated...
Prehen House is one of the North West’s most historic buildings. Situated next to the famous woods, it commands stunning views of Derry, the river Foyle and the hills beyond.Prehen is intimately linked with the history of Derry. Records reveal that it was inhabited by 1640; in 1738 the Knox family began their great association with Prehen when Andrew Knox, the MP for Donegal married Honoria Tomkins, the Prehen heiress.In Victorian times the colourful Colonel George Knox was one of Derry’s most eminent figures. But with World War I looming his grandson Baron George Carl Otto Louis von Scheffler Knox was put under house arrest. Soon after the 3,641 acre estate was seized as ‘enemy property’.Happily, the house was brought back into another branch of the Knox family and today the North West has a wonderful heirloom forever linked with the history of the City
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Going back to good times

Visiting Prehen House is a must if you are heading Derry direction. It is most definitely a hidden treasure and a place with amazing history, atmosphere and even its own ghost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visiting Prehen House is a must if you are heading Derry direction. It is most definitely a hidden treasure and a place with amazing history, atmosphere and even its own ghost. House is very well-maintained with its original furniture and art and it also has a charming cottage house at the back which can be rented in warm months. From... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I attended Prehen House for a special Valentines Night - a 5 course meal and drinks with a French chef cooking!!! Well what can I say - amazing would be an understatement! Thanks to Colin, Declan and staff for a fantastic night! The set up was out of this world we had an amazing night and were... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Thank you all for an amazing evening! The hospitality you all offered was the best we have experienced. It was so welcoming and the food was outstanding. The house has such a history most of which I didn't know. A hidden gem. Many thanks.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A valentine meal cooked by a French chef in a historic house. Value for money and so so much more. I would recommend if you are in the Derry area this house is an absulute must! And if an event comes on....GO! You really won't be disappointed. Loved it once again. Thanks Prehen house. Look forward to next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Last night was my second trip to prehen house having visited at Christmas for the santa search, second time around for valentines dinner did not disappoint. Such a memorable night and brilliant hosting. Candlelit dinner in the library was very atmospheric and the food was outstanding topped off with a tour of the house. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Derry, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Recently visited this enchanted house with my children at Christmas. Totally magical experience. Me and my wife were mesmerised by the history of the actual house, and the antiques that are within it. Would highly recommend at any time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I grew up beside Prehen House in the nearby housing development named for it, alas not in the big house itself! Back then it was an atmospheric mysterious house, reputedly haunted, how wonderful that it is now open to the public and accessible in so many ways, such as the guided tour, the coach house self catering accommodation and the... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was an amazing experience. Prehen House is a hidden gem and well worth a visit. The history tour is fantastic but yet so sad in places.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had a wonderful time at Prehen House with the children at Christmas. Santa was superb and the house was marvellous. I would fully recommend a visit to Prehen House and look forward to any future events.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Santa Grotto was a truly magical Christmas experience for the kids (even us adults thoroughly enjoyed it). The hunt for Santa through Prehen House was brilliant and the kids were totally amazed and captivated, they talked about it for day's. We can't wait to visit again next Xmas Thank you Colin & Declan

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