The Argory

The Argory

Often described as one of the jewels in The National Trust’s crown, The Argory, a handsome Irish gentry house, is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

Outside there are sweeping vistas, superb spring bulbs and fascinating courtyard displays. The wheel chair friendly, 2 mile Lime Tree Walk takes you along the avenue of pollarded lime trees under-planted by snowdrops and spring flowers. This walk passes The Argory Oak Plantation, returning to the house by the main drive.

A second-hand bookshop, adventure playground and Lady Ada's award-winning tea-room provide retreats for children and adults alike. Not forgetting the house which remains unchanged since 1900’s.

Keep an eye out for the Tree Sparrow - a scarce farmland bird (not the same as the well-known house sparrow) usually found nesting in ruined or disused buildings close to water. It feeds on small invertebrates and seeds from the riverbank grasses.



Lunch and Light snacks are available in the tea-room. Courtyard Coffee Shop is also available.
Gift shop and second-hand bookshop.
100 yards from House.
Accessible toilets
Accessible toilets are available in the main toilet block. Baby changing facilities are also provided.
Ramps and two wheelchairs available. Ramp available at entrance of house. Only ground floor of house accessible to wheelchair users. Braille guide and induction loop. Map of accessible ground route. German and French information available.
Family and Children
Children's play area, quiz / trail and interactive displays. Hip-carrying infant seats for loan.

Opening Hours

Courtyard café and shop

4 Feb to 5 Mar - Sat and Sun 12-5pm                                                              

House, courtyard café and shop

11 Mar to 9 Apr - Thu to Sun 12-5pm

10 Apr to 23Apr - Mon to Sun 12-5pm

27Apr to 28 Apr - Thu to Sun 12-5pm

1 Jun to 30 Jun - Wed to Sun 12-5pm

1 Jul to 31 Aug - Mon to Sun 12-5pm

1 Sep to 30 Sep - Thu to Sun 12-5pm

1 Oct to 22 Oct - Sat to Sun 12-4pm

26 Oct to 1 Nov - Mon to Sun 12- 4pm 


GroundsOpen all year  

Mon to Sun 10am-5pm



Admissions apply: See website for details.

Getting There

By Road

The Argory is located 3 miles for the M1 - exit 13 or 14 (signposted).

Coaches must use exit 13; weight restrictions at Bond's Bridge.

By Bus

Portadown to Dungannon (passing cloe to Portadwon Train Station), alight Claremont, 2.5 mile walk.

By Cycle

National Cycle Network 95, 7 miles.

Canoeing Routes

The Argory. On the River Blackwater Canoe Trail.


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