Benburb Castle

Location: Benburb

Benburb Castle 1Benburb Castle is a castle situated in Benburb, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.  It is a plantation bawn built in 1611 by Sir Richard Wingfield. It is an irregular four-sided bawn with the entrance in the north wall. There are large rectangular flanking towers at the north-east and north-west corners and a smaller round tower at the south-east corner It is built on a limestone cliff overlooking the River Blackwater, the border between County Tyrone and County Armagh.  A 19th-century house occupies the south west area of the bawn.  The castle is in excellent condition having been recently restored and stands in the grounds of the imposing Servite Priory, a religious order based in the village.

Benburb or Wingfield’s Castle is a State Care Historic Monument.

Address:  Servite Priory, Main Street, Benburb, BT71 7JZ

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