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Lissan House, Cookstown

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Lissan House is a historic house and tourist attraction in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, that was the seat of the Staples baronets. Lissan lies nestled at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains amid ancient woodland near the historic market town of Cookstown.
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  • We had visited the grounds of Lissan house last year and made sure a visit to the house was on our list for 2022, safe to say it did not disappoint and it was the best tour we have ever had. The... 
    We had visited the grounds of Lissan house last year and made sure a visit to the house was on our list for 2022, safe to say it did not disappoint and it was the best tour we have ever had. The...  more »
  • Beautiful manor house with a nice forest trail, great place to visit on a family day out. Staff members are very helpful and welcoming. 
    Beautiful manor house with a nice forest trail, great place to visit on a family day out. Staff members are very helpful and welcoming.  more »
  • My family and I visited Lissan House yesterday. We have visited here once before and we truly love it so much. I highly recommend visiting Lissan. It is such an interesting and beautiful old mansion.....  more
    My family and I visited Lissan House yesterday. We have visited here once before and we truly love it so much. I highly recommend visiting Lissan. It is such an interesting and beautiful old mansion.....  more »
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  • I found this place to be magical. My friend and I walked her dog along 1 of the many paths and discovered some magical things. The pictures should tell most of the story. The house was not open that day. Good carpark, excellent toilets, ordinary and disabled. There are picnic tables and plenty of bins. Lots of notice boards and info to read. House is open but not everyday. My advise check out website. I'm not a photographer but tried to capture as much as possible as clear as possible. There were dog bowls of water provided. I thought the place was well worth the visit
  • Wonderful old house,estate and grounds that oozed history and memories of times gone by. You could imagine the house in all its grandeur, full of vibrancy and class with many stories told and forgotten. Like a monument to begone days it survives with some parts more lost than others. Considering its not a national trust property and relies on volunteers for finance and practical services ,its a lovely testament to the special place it holds for the people of Cookstown and beyond. Really enjoyed my time here walking round all the different aspects of the house, like the stables ,gardens and house itself. Definitely worth a drive up the long lane to experience the magic of a piece of history. The Victorian age of wonder for the gentry, just like Tom's midnight garden, I felt like I'd stepped back in time.
  • Many thanks to Robert for a very interesting history tour at Lissan on a hot Saturday 13th August 2022 today and for a very pleasant day out! What are you doing next weekend? It s holiday time so get outside! And if you are local its practically in your own back yard and just waiting for you to discover and explore. Take a walk down memory lane with company and a guide to tell you interesting facts about this lovely place. Enjoy looking back and being transported to a different time zone here at lovely Lissan. The next tour is Sunday 21st August so make a note in your diary to come along and bring a friend. Cost is £5 and it is an opportunity for you to contribute to the upkeep of this wonderful place. But In return it is an opportunity for you to listen to a two hour running commentary on Lissan past with friends in such idyllic surroundings.
  • I only found out about this place over a year ago and wanted to see inside the house and learn about its history. The tour lasted 2 hours but was mostly telling us about the painting. It's not possible to view the third floor but you do see the kitchen. Most of the tour is focus on the history of the lady who last owned the estate and who left the house to the Trust. I had more questions I'd liked to have know but never learned through the tour. There alot of out building but most have or almost falling down. Well worth a visit to walk the grounds which is free. It's £7 for adults for the tour that only runs during the summer at 1pm and 3pm the lane to here from the main road is narrow with small passing places but no height restriction and is about half a mile long. Small tarmac carpark and a slightly larger gravel carparking. Public toilets open 24hrs with outdoor water tap for filling pups water bowl. If you have a dog then great place. Small river running through the estate.
  • Listen to the birds singing, water flowing, explore the tree lined paths and enjoy a picnic on the lawn after a tour of the house..

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