One of the treasures of the National Trust is walking distance from the Belmore Court. A neo-classical masterpiece, the beauty of its exterior architecture is matched by the opulence within. Castle Coole House was designed by James Wyatt and completed in 1798 for the first Earl of Belmore. Some of the leading craftsmen of the day worked on its interior, while the Portland stone was shipped from Dorset to Donegal, carried by barge and then oxen.
Magnificent staterooms with their sumptuous furnishings include the State Bedroom prepared for a visit by George IV in 1821. Explore too the nearby servants tunnel, stable yard with its impressive Belmore Coach and the icehouse. All set within a stunning landscaped parkland with its own lake and tree lined drive dating from 1730.
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