Linsfort Castle B&B

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Description from the owner

  • B&B
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 10

Type: Bed and Breakfast

Linsfort Castle B&B

Linsfort Castle B&B;

Where? We’re in Inishowen, Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way. Situated 6km North of Buncrana on the Western shore of the Inishowen Peninsula, Linsfort Castle is a country house overlooking the beautiful scenic Lough Swilly. Originally built around 1610 as a Tower House, it was rebuilt in 1720 by Captain Arthur Benson, the grandson of Peter Benson, builder of the Walls of the City of Derry.

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Alan Roks

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Additional Location Information

On the Western shore of Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula, Linsfort Castle is a country house overlooking Lough Swilly. According to Dr John Corbett a Trinity historian who lived in the Castle from 1938 to 1943 it was originally built around 16o0 as a fortified tower house which together with a sizeable estate was made over to Paul Benson a London Stonemason, as part payment for the contract to build the Walls of the City of Derry. It was rebuilt in 1720 by his grandson Captain Arthur Benson. The house is described in “ Classic Irish Houses of the Medium size as "an H plan house of 1720 with an armorial tablet”. Click here to see Corbett’s History of Linsfort Castle.

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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

Getting There

Nearest ferry port: Belfast, 115 miles
Nearest train station: City og Ferry, 15 miles
Nearest airport: City of Derry, 15 miles
Car is essential

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