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WELCOME TO CASTLEWELLAN CASTLE

This stunningly beautiful castle was commissioned and built in 1856 by William Richard Annesly, 4th Earl Annesly, as his main residence and home. It is a fine example of Victorian architecture and craftsmanship.

The Castle is situated in the middle of an extensive forest park on the edge of the Mourne mountains, with some of the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery in Ireland. It overlooks a lake of nearly 1 mile in length, with the mountains of Mourne climbing behind.

Today the Castle is a thriving Christian Conference Centre, its facilities being used by many church, school and mission organisations.