Things to see and do - Killyleagh
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Killyleagh Travel guide
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Killyleagh is an attractive sailing centre on the loch's western shore. It is dominated by its turreted castle, remodelled by Charles Lanyon in 1850, and its two round towers (13C and 17C). The original castle was erected by John de Courcy and later belonged to the O'Neills prior to being destroyed by General Monk in 1648, and in turn rebuilt by the Hamiltons, Earls of Clanbrassil and Viscounts Clandeboye.
Tourist attractions Killyleagh : Things to see and do
The walled garden here is planted with French style flowerbeds. The park goes up to Strangford Lough. In spring, the woods are dotted with wildflower and the moors with young lamb. There are also foxes, badgers and, near the water, otters and beavers..