Historical Tours

Ballywalter Park is a Grade A listed Italianate Palazzo that has been in the ownership of the Mulholland Family and Lord & Lady Dunleath since 1846.

Andrew Mulholland and his successors have added considerably to the original two storey over basement Georgian Springvale House.

Over the past 40 years it has undergone major restoration and is now a very comfortable Home, without losing any of its original historical grandeur. Tours of the house and of the gardens are available for interested groups on a by appointment basis only and are normally led by Lord or Lady Dunleath. The property is not open on a casual basis, and we cannot accommodate evening tours or tours on Saturdays or Sundays.

The tours of the main reception rooms in the house take some 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the interests of the Group and end in the magnificent Conservatory, designed by Sir Charles Lanyon and Thomas Turner. By prior arrangement, refreshments can be provided in the Conservatory at the end of the tour. The gardens and pleasure grounds comprise some 30 acres, including the Walled Garden of 2.8 acres, which includes the original ranges of seven glasshouses and the potting sheds. The grounds are the home to an outstanding collection of specimen trees and a notable collection of rhododendrons, including Rh Lady Dunleath, which was propagated by the 3rd Lord Dunleath.

Charges for 2023
Tour of the House or Gardens £12.00 per person
Tour of the House and Gardens £22.00 per person
Refreshments from £4.50 per person
The above figures are inclusive of VAT @20% To arrange a visit or to make further enquiries, please fill in a contact form.

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