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Experience the beguiling spirit of this inimitable 17th-century 'Plantation' home, with its walled gardens and parkland, full of tempting waymarked paths. There are ten generations of Lenox-Conyngham family tales to enthrall you, as well as numerous portraits and much furniture to admire and not forgetting Ireland's most-documented ghost: Olivia. The old laundry houses the celebrated Costume Collection, which features some fine 18th to 20th-century pieces that highlight its great charm and enthralling past.

Springhill was built by 'Good Will' William Conyngham as a condition of his marriage contract to Ann Upton of Castleupton, Templepatrick, which required him to build a suitable dwelling of lime and stone, two stories high with the necessary offices and outbuildings. William was luckily not daunted by this and began building in 1680. It is William's masterpiece we see today, filled with over 300 years of Lenox-Conyngham collections that reflect the family's wonderful stories. There are over 5000 books in the library with the oldest being a 1534 Latin Psalter.

There are wonderful portraits of the family, including a portrait of John Staples by Batoni, as well as two paintings of the Giant's Causeway by Susannah Drury, one of Ireland's first recognised female artists and 'Mending the Tapestry' by Daniel Passmore, most famous for appearing on the cover of Jane Eyre. Also worth seeing is the Long Gun presented to the family for their part in the Siege of Derry and our extensive costume collection which includes costume from the Lenox-Conynghams, in particular Charlotte Lenox-Conyngham, and our beautiful beetle-wing dress. In 2012, we commemorated our links with the Titanic with the recent return to Springhill of a letter from Eileen Lenox-Conyngham written onboard the fateful liner.

Don't miss the captivating tours with intriguing links to world-famous ship, the Titanic, fun for all the family, with new trails for children and a number of events taking place throughout the year including Clueso for Kids, Titanic-related events and Magical Christmas Memories.

Information

Opening times:
Grounds: All year 12 noon - 5pm / House: March - April 12 noon - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, May - June 12 noon - 5pm, Thursday - Sunday, July - August 12 noon - 5pm Monday - Sunday

Tel: 028 8674 8210
Email: springhill@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/springhill
Address: 20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, Co. Derry/Londonderry, BT45 7NQ

Admission:
House, grounds and costume collection standard admission Adult 6.50 / Child 1.36 / Family 7.72

  • Coach Parking/Set Down
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Schools Room
  • Shop
  • Toilets