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Helen's Tower

Clandeboye Estate | Belfast Rd, Bangor BT19 1RN, Northern Ireland
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Historic Gem

I had expected to come around a corner and then see Helen's Tower, but I walked along a path, right... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Mo_DaW171
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Belfast, United Kingdom
A walk in the woods

It's best to access this attraction from the Crawfordsburn Road that runs from Newtownards to the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Alan1Bangor
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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rish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges. As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clandeboye Estate | Belfast Rd, Bangor BT19 1RN, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I had expected to come around a corner and then see Helen's Tower, but I walked along a path, right beside it, but slightly below it, before turning right and there it was. It is an impressive building, and the historic connections add to its...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

It's best to access this attraction from the Crawfordsburn Road that runs from Newtownards to the Craigantlet Road. You'll see cars parked near the main bend on this road and you can access the Clandeboye Estate from here. It's only a 10 - 15 minute...More

1  Thank Alan1Bangor
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

A very pleasant walk either via the Crawfordsburn Road or via Conlig takes you to this lovely tower. If you are able to visit during one of their open days it is great to see inside or failing that it is available to book to...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

I had heard about Helen's Tower, but never been to find it. So I decided to take my husband on a little adventure to see if we could. We parked near the Somme Museum (on the way from Bangor to Newtownards) and set off into...More

1  Thank Wiggles-World
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The walk to Helens Tower starts at a stile at the bend of road between Clandyboye estate and Newtownards. It is about 1.5 miles along good paths. the last section is quite steep. Good in all weather. It is possible to see deer in the...More

1  Thank Hugo F
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

A 19th-century tower on the Clandeboye Estate in Bangor, Northern Ireland. The tower was commissioned by Lord Dufferin of Clandeboye, designed by Scottish architect William Burn and completed in October 1861. It is available for rental as self-catering accommodation through the Irish Landmark Trust. This...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I'm ashamed to say I live in the area but Sunday past was the first time I visited Clandeboye Estate and Helen's Tower with my partner and our dog. I knew the history of the estate workers going to WW1 and the Ulster Tower being...More

2  Thank David H
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We visited as a holiday let for three days when attending a family wedding nearby. There are some quirks which are part of the character of the building, which is to be expected since this a Landmark Trust holiday let, although there are some things...More

1  Thank FoxElmsKitchen
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Really great, long uphill walk through winding gravel road or up through the forest. Bear in mind if guests are staying at the Tower, you can't get in to the immediate area for the best view.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to surprise a loved one with a unique and enchanting weekend break then this is the place to book. That's what happened to me; I arrived here with my partner and was being guided around by Walter. He chatted away describing the...More

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Diana T
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Response from my_life_my_choice | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's pretty difficult to find first time around. If your planning to stay over then a meet & greet at the transport museum is your best option. Else try these co-ordinates and see if this works for you. GPS: 54.622755... More
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