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Brownlow House & Lurgan Park

Brownlow House is Lurgan’s grandest secular building, erected by Charles Brownlow. It is constructed in the Elizabethan style using freestone imported from Scotland. The ‘modern’ house was designed by the celebrated Scottish architect William Playfair. Playfair was more at home with the classical style – his many fine Greek Revival buildings, including the National Gallery of Scotland, and the Royal Scottish Institution Buildings, helped give Edinburgh the title ‘Athens of the North’.

As the former Demesne of Brownlow House, this large urban parkland is steeped in history dating back to the late 1700’s.  Discover magnificent scenery, spanning over 250 acres, including landscaped walkways, a super play park, a lake, a cast iron Jubilee fountain and a stunning historic oak tree lined avenue, beautiful throughout the seasons

Brownlow House & Journey To The Routes of Orange
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Brownlow House, built in an age of grandeur and cultured tastes, is an imposing building. Brownlow House or Lurgan Castle, as it is locally known, was built in 1833 for the Rt Hon Charles Brownlow and was owned by the Brownlow family until the turn of the century. Changing fortunes resulted in the property being sold to the Lurgan Real Property Company Ltd. Subsequently the house and the surrounding grounds were purchased on behalf of the Lurgan Loyal Orange District Lodge who own the property to this day

At the outbreak of the First World War, Brownlow House was the headquarters of the 16th Royal Irish Rifles and the 10th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. In the Second World War, various contingents of British and American troops were stationed in Lurgan at Brownlow House. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, is said to have stayed at Brownlow House with his men and the room he stayed in has since been named the Eisenhower Room.

Of particular note at Brownlow House are the tall spiralled chimney pots, the delightful lanterned tower with lantern and dome, and the decorative carriage gates at the entrance. Lurgan Park and the golf course behind were formally the Demesne of Brownlow House and the house commands a stunning view across the lake and park. Though greatly altered for recreational purposes they still form one of the finest town parks in Northern Ireland. Legend has it that there is a tunnel that runs from Brownlow House under Park Lane and up to Castle Lane in Lurgan

A new first class, interactive WW2 exhibition is now located in the basement of Brownlow House. As the HQ during this period, Brownlow House hosted a large US Armagh contingent, with many secret operations having been planned here. Embark on a fascinating journey set within original structures and spy on a top secret conversation; meet a virtual GI in his Nissen Hut and learn about how the locals embraced life with the arrival of the troops.

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Opening Times:

Tours of Brownlow House are by prior arrangement only.

Lurgan Park

October – March 7am – 6pm

April – September 7am – 10pm

info@brownlowhouse.com
m 077 8853 3774

t: 028 3832 6049

Admission: Free

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A new first class, interactive WW2 exhibition is now located in the basement of Brownlow House. As the HQ during this period, Brownlow House hosted a large US Armagh contingent, with many secret operations having been planned here. Embark on a fascinating journey set within original structures and spy on a top secret conversation; meet a virtual GI in his Nissen Hut and learn about how the locals embraced life with the arrival of the troops

Brownlow House

Brownlow House Tea Room is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm serving quality home cooking. The menu features a range of speciality teas, coffee and a selection of speciality drinks such as Hot Chocolate and Steamers.  Visitors can complete their outing with delicious lunches, scones and tray bakes. A range of daily chef specials, soup of the day, sandwiches, baked potatoes, panini’s, toasties and wraps are served fresh each day.

Tea and Scones

Brownlow House, Windsor Avenue, Lurgan, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT67 9GB

t: 028 3832 6049 m: 07788 533774 | e: robert@brownlowhouse.com

w: www.brownlowhouse.com

W: www.lurganpark.com

T: 028 3832 3795