Mahee Castle is a small ruined tower house near Nendrum Monastery on Mahee Island. It was built in 1570 by Captain Thomas Browne. It was abandoned by the early 17th century, and fell into disrepair. In 1923, H.C. Lawlor and the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society partly renovated the tower house to avoid further erosion and built a buttress wall to support the northwest corner of the tower.



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Founded: 1570
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Cyndee Sapiano (14 months ago)
Loved it! Well worth the visit when the weather is mild. :-)
PH (15 months ago)
Not worth a trip down just to see this castle but you can make a day of it by touring the area. Visit Nendrum Monastic Site, Mahee Castle, Tullynakill Old Church and Sketrick island. Take a picnic.
Rachel Walker (18 months ago)
Class castle. If you can climb up the walls it's cool inside too to see the staircases and views.
Glenn Thompson (19 months ago)
Such a tranquil setting, park at Nendrum monastic settlement and its a short walk back, plenty of history here
Dawn Mitchell (20 months ago)
Interesting site to explore
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