Free open day at Mid Ulster and Tyrone’s National Trust attractions

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National Trust is opening its doors for free to spectacular attractions across Northern Ireland on Saturday, March 12.

In Mid Ulster a tour of The Argory reveals this Neo-classical masterpiece has unchanged since 1900.

You can also visit the charming 17th-century Ardress farmhouse or Springhill in Moneymore which has a beguiling spirit that captures the heart of every visitor.

For a flavour of our Industrial Heritage visit Wellbrook Beetling Mill near Cookstown.

With spring on its way, the free days are an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, step back in time at an historic mansion or explore colourful gardens.

Heather Thompson, National Trust Director for Northern Ireland, said: “Our free days are the chance to get outdoors to breathe in the spring air and take inspiration from the unique stories of our many special places.

“It’s a perfect opportunity for those that have not been to National Trust sites to discover what Northern Ireland has to offer.

‘We encourage you, with your friends and family, to join us and discover the amazing work that goes on behind the scenes conserving collections and caring for spectacular landscapes, grand mansions and beautiful gardens.

‘As Northern Ireland’s largest conservation charity we are committed to looking after our places for ever, yet conservation costs rise faster than inflation every year.

By visiting National Trust places you’re helping to protect Northern Ireland’s natural and built heritage for future generations. So we really do appreciate the support of our visitors and members.’

Here’s a taster of where to go for your FREE day out:

In County Fermanagh there is something for all the family to enjoy at Florence Court, set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and forests. You can also savour the stately grandeur of Castle Coole with its Lake Walk carpeted in stunning snowdrops.