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Kirkestown Castle.


Kirkestown Castle.
 

Situated about 1.5 miles (1 km) from Cloughey on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula.
This three storey tower house, vaulted on the first floor was built in 1622 by Roland Savage. It is in quite a good state of preservation and is open to the public during the summer month s..

Extensive modifications were made at the beginning of the 19th century in the Gothic Revival style

Nearby is Kirkestown Golf Club established in 1901, also a World War II airfield which is now used for the staging of motor racing events.

Other places of interest in the area are Kearney Village, owned by the National Trust, some pleasant coastal walks can be enjoyed here. The fishing village of Portavogie, Northern Irelands second largest collection of fishing vessels after Kilkeel. Ballycopeland Windmill, the last surviving working windmill in Northern ireland. Quinten Castle, not open to the public, but has an interesting history.

Cloughey
Co Down
Tel +44 (0)28
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Images of the castle.