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  • 1 Irish Linen Centre - Lisburn Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    GB - Lisburn

    The events hall has been enlarged and adapted to serve as the local museum, and also houses an interesting exhibition on the area's linen industry. In the Middle Ages, Irish linen was exported to England to be woven. In the 17C the Scots and English ..

  • 2 Fort Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Square GB - Hillsborough BT26 6AG

    Its construction (1630-1650) was intended to oversee the main roads in the country. Charles II declared Hillsborough a royal fort. It forms a square that measures 82 m on each side, with a lanceted bastion on each corner for lateral artillery attacks..

  • 3 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Square GB - Hillsborough BT26 6AG

    The building was begun in 1760 by Wills Hill, and became the residence of the governor of Northern Ireland. Today, it is use by State services. It occupies the western side of the square, behind a fine wrought iron gate erected in 1936 but designed i..

  • 4 Balance House

    Museums and art

    118a Lisburn Rd GB - Glenavy BT29 4NY

    The birthplace of John Ballance (1839-1893), the emigrant who became the first liberal Prime Minister of New Zealand. The small living room is still furnished in the style of the 1850s, as it was during John Ballance's childhood. An exhibition on the..

  • 5 Dixon Park

    Nature and gardens

    Upper Malone Road GB - Lisburn BT9

    Dixon Park is famous for the rose trial grounds that contain about 30,000 roses. Belfast Rose Week (mid-July) attracts rose-lovers from all over. Originally the grounds of a private house, the park was presented to Belfast Corporation in 1959 so that..

  • 6 Malone House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Lisburn BT9 5PB

    Malone House was built in the late 1820s and severely damaged by terrorist bombs in 1976. The plain and unpretentious exterior belies the elegant and spacious interior. The T-shaped hall leads to a stone staircase with sculpture niches flanking the t..

  • 7 Brewery Visitor Centre

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Hilden House GB - Hilden BT27 4TY

    The brewery occupies a Georgian house with a pleasant courtyard. An exhibition in the restaurant covers the history of beer and brewing, Hilden Village and the brewery building. The guided tours of the brewery take place before and after lunch.

  • 8 Christchurch Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    24 Castle Street GB - Lisburn BT27 4XD

    The town is dominated by the cathedral (1623, rebuilt in 1708), a fine example of Planter's gothic style. In the cemetery, you can see the tomb of Crommelin.

  • 9 Castle gardens

    Nature and gardens

    Castle Street GB - Lisburn BT27 4XA

    The site of the castle, to the north of the cathedral, is today a little public park surrounded by the remains of the castle walls. From the parapet, there is a fine view over the meanders of the Lagan.

  • 10 Court House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Square GB - Hillsborough BT26 6AG

    At the centre of the square stands a two-storey building that was once a covered market. Wings were added in 1810 to house the court house and a larger market. An educational exhibition on justice and goes back to the origins of common law and descri..

  • 11 St Malachy's Church

    Religious buildings

    Main Street GB - Hillsborough BT26

    This Anglican church was built in 1662 and enlarged (1760-1773) by Wills Hill. He added the ain tower and steeple, as well as two smaller towers, decorated the interior with gothic oak woodwork and added boxwood pews that still stand in the transept.

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