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Great out-of-the-way place to stay, just under 30min south of Belfast.

It's about a 10 minute drive from the main road through a wooded park (you'll drive past the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
Historic Gem

I had expected to come around a corner and then see Helen's Tower, but I walked along a path, right... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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rish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday...more
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Clandeboye Estate | Belfast Rd, Bangor BT19 1RN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's about a 10 minute drive from the main road through a wooded park (you'll drive past the hanging-tree from Game of Thrones). Sunsets on the rooftop terrace are beautiful and supper in front of a fire in the wainscoted reading room is a must....More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I had expected to come around a corner and then see Helen's Tower, but I walked along a path, right beside it, but slightly below it, before turning right and there it was. It is an impressive building, and the historic connections add to its...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
Reviewed May 29, 2017

It's best to access this attraction from the Crawfordsburn Road that runs from Newtownards to the Craigantlet Road. You'll see cars parked near the main bend on this road and you can access the Clandeboye Estate from here. It's only a 10 - 15 minute...More

1  Thank Alan1Bangor
Reviewed May 23, 2017

A very pleasant walk either via the Crawfordsburn Road or via Conlig takes you to this lovely tower. If you are able to visit during one of their open days it is great to see inside or failing that it is available to book to...More

1  Thank Judith Y
Reviewed March 25, 2017

I had heard about Helen's Tower, but never been to find it. So I decided to take my husband on a little adventure to see if we could. We parked near the Somme Museum (on the way from Bangor to Newtownards) and set off into...More

1  Thank Wiggles-World
Reviewed February 10, 2017

The walk to Helens Tower starts at a stile at the bend of road between Clandyboye estate and Newtownards. It is about 1.5 miles along good paths. the last section is quite steep. Good in all weather. It is possible to see deer in the...More

1  Thank Hugo F
Reviewed December 19, 2016

A 19th-century tower on the Clandeboye Estate in Bangor, Northern Ireland. The tower was commissioned by Lord Dufferin of Clandeboye, designed by Scottish architect William Burn and completed in October 1861. It is available for rental as self-catering accommodation through the Irish Landmark Trust. This...More

4  Thank SeosamhOC
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I'm ashamed to say I live in the area but Sunday past was the first time I visited Clandeboye Estate and Helen's Tower with my partner and our dog. I knew the history of the estate workers going to WW1 and the Ulster Tower being...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We visited as a holiday let for three days when attending a family wedding nearby. There are some quirks which are part of the character of the building, which is to be expected since this a Landmark Trust holiday let, although there are some things...More

1  Thank FoxElmsKitchen
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Really great, long uphill walk through winding gravel road or up through the forest. Bear in mind if guests are staying at the Tower, you can't get in to the immediate area for the best view.

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Diana T
September 11, 2016|
Response from my_life_my_choice | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's pretty difficult to find first time around. If your planning to stay over then a meet & greet at the transport museum is your best option. Else try these co-ordinates and see if this works for you. GPS: 54.622755... More