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“An Extraordinary Place”
Review of Lissan House

Lissan House
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Cookstown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The guided tour of Lissan House is well worth the very reasonably priced entrance fee. Its a unique experience : very entertaining and informative ( usually 1 hour plus ) How amazing it was to see the old house, just as it was left by the last owner and to hear the stories of the Staples family and others who worked in the house and on the estate in the old days . . shades of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. The grounds are undergoing some restoration - the forest walks and riverside paths are lovely. All this has been achieved by volunteers : well done Lissan House Trust ! A place to visit and re-visit.

Thank Jayne G
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We had a group guided tour of the house. Tourguide was part of a dedicated team of volunteers and was great, so much knowledge of the history and family who lived in the house. Unlike any other plantation house in ni as the is as it was when it was lived in. The original paintings all over the house are worth visiting for alone. The house is steeped in 400 yrs worth of history and stories snd even ghosts! Fantastic visit and we could easily have spent a full day enjoying the tour, the grounds and tearoom. Thanks to the great volunteers for arranging our visit. The tour is priced at £ 3.50 per person which is great, I would def pay twice that. Well worth a visit!

2  Thank LMcM2013
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We visited Lissan House one Sunday afternoon & were given an excellent guided tour whilst there. This house is living, breathing history & I would thoroughly recommend a visit. The grounds are breathtaking & the house has a fascinating & poignant story.

2  Thank Yvonne S
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

A great insight into the life of a building and those who lived in it over the past 400 years.
An informative and fun tour well suited to all the family and lovely grounds for a walk.

2  Thank docook
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Lovely old house. Good for an afternoon to walk around. Kids liked exploring all the different rooms. My husband likes all the photographic opportunities that he has here.

1  Thank julesthereader
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