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Lissan House

Drumgrass Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80 9SW
The front of Lissan House from the garden

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About

Lissan House is an enchanting country residence set within a 260 acre demesne of ancient woodland and forestry.

The estate was created in the 17th century and remained the home of the Staples family for nearly 400 years. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when its popularity helped it reach the final of the BBC Restoration programme.

Following extensive redevelopment, the house opened its doors in spring 2012 to reveal modern interactive exhibits and original family furnishings which take you on a unique journey through the history of the estate and the family characters that have shaped it. Children will be kept entertained in the house with the teddy bear treasure hunt. The demesne also features a challenging adventure playground for children, a wooded picnic area, walled garden and secluded walks to explore, with points of interest including the Lissan River, Ice House and Turbine House.

Estate grounds open all year round. 

House tours available by appointment 

Group tours welcome 

Also available: Educational Tours, Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions & Photoshoots

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Admission Rates

ESTATE
£3 per vehicle payable by coins only at car park entrance (accepts 10p upwards)
Annual Pass £25 (Gift Aid)

HOUSE
Adult: £10
Child (5yrs - 15yrs): £5

Events

Friday, 21st June 2024 - Friday, 21st June 2024

Three girls walking towards the front of Lissan HouseThe Three Sisters Tour - Springhill, Lissan House and Killymoon CastleExplore Mid Ulster’s amazing collection of historic houses, perfectly maintained and lovingly preserved.
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Opening Times

* Estate grounds open all year round. House tours available by appointment. Group tours welcome

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Town:The entrance to Lissan House & Demesne is located approximately 2 miles north of Cookstown just off the B162 Draperstown/Lough Fea Road. When leaving Cookstown please follow directions for Lough Fea / Draperstown and follow this road. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles - you will approach a sharp bend on the road which veres to the left, you take the road off to your right at this satge and you will see the signs for Lissan as soon as you turn onto this road - Drumgrass Road.

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