We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4062 3491
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: Visit the last remaining Irish Linen weaver - Thomas Ferguson Irish...
Visit the last remaining Irish Linen weaver - Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen A visit to Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen offers visitors a rare opportunity to see Irish Linen at its various stages of production. These include design, weaving, specialist cutting, hemming and ornamenting. In our beautiful Linen Centre you can learn about the rich history of Irish Linen. We also offer a tour around the factory where you can see the actual production of our linens-sewer's busy finishing unique tablecloths, weavers mastering the art of weaving and the thoughtful packaging process. Our knowledgeable tour guide will bring you closer the real history of Irish Linen. Please book a tour in advanced via email or call our factory and ask for Nigel Spiers. The Linen Centre also offers a unique shopping opportunity with a whole collection of lovely linen products you can choose from- tablecloths, bedsheets, handkerchiefs and more!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lovely Linen

Happened to be staying near Bainbridge and was told about Fergusons. Wanted to return to Australia with some Irish Linen. Was warned it was expensive but there are also bargain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Linda B
,
Perth, Australia
Add Photo

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Happened to be staying near Bainbridge and was told about Fergusons. Wanted to return to Australia with some Irish Linen. Was warned it was expensive but there are also bargain baskets. £ 1 a piece. Mostly napkins and smaller items. I left with 12 large napkins. What a bargain. So happy with my purchases. Very helpful staff and not hurried... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CO.DOWN
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have visited here several times and each time I'm overwhelmed by the array of products - from damask tablecloths to table runners to linen handkerchiefs the selection is vast. A tour of the factory is a must as technology now plays a big part in the linen industry. The staff are friendly and if Nigel is about no question... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We just visited the factory shop today. As there was sickness in the staff we were unable to do full tour but a lovely young lady helped us in the shop and gave us a quick look in the factory. As there are a good amount of seconds prices are good. Worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grovetown, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had a fantastic tour of this factory. This was definitely a highlight of our 15day trip. Only 5 of us on the tour, perfect number. I would recommend this to anyone traveling in Northern Ireland.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
203 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is well worth tracking down Fergusons on Scarva Road on the outskirts of Bainbridge. Behind the dull-looking building is what I think it is the only remaining mill in Ireland making linen damask. The factory shop is open all day, and there is a wide range to be bought, ranging from bargains in baskets, right up to high-end table... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The history of Irish linen production and the method are brought to life here. The tour is very informative and the staff are friendly and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit. Then, there is the lovely outlet shop--- Ali Baba's cave. The quality of the linen is superb. Not to be missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the goals of my recent trip to Northern Ireland was to purchase a linen table cloth. When I found the Fergusons Irish Linen Factory on the internet, I noticed they also did free tours. So, I booked one. It was incredible to see not only how the linen is made, but how this industry has managed to bring... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My family and I were booked in for a tour at 11am, however a blown tire on the M1 made us miss it! When the office opened again after lunch we were welcomed, and though they couldn't do a complete tour for us, Nigel Spiers was able to conduct an abbreviated trip through the factory for us. It was great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Duesseldorf
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We specifically asked the tourist office at Banbridge for recommendations on sites to do with the Irish weaving industry and were certainly not disappointed by our visit to Thomas Ferguson. The shop has a wide range of interesting products and the staff are helpful and friendly. There was no indication that a tour or a chance of seeing the weaving... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dromore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had not been for some time & last review I gave was not great. This time the selection was brilliant the service was friendly & great. Prices were very good so we came away with more than what we going for. Well worth a visit to anyone wanting to stock up on real Irish linen & one day I,ll take... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Fergusons Irish Linen Factory also viewed

Banbridge, County Down
Banbridge, County Down
 
Banbridge, County Down
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 

Been to Fergusons Irish Linen Factory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

Address: Address: 54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4062 3491
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Banbridge
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fergusons Irish Linen Factory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?