Tours, Treats and Trails…
The story of Lissan House and those who resided here is brought to shimmering life through the work of our famously enthusiastic guiding team. We tell the story of how the Staples family came to set up home here and how their fortunes faired through good times and bad. You will be introduced to key players in a fascinating story which ranges over 400 years and find out about some of the larger than life characters who called this place home.
Our experienced guides are very well informed and entertaining but there are also interactive exhibits which add an extra dimension to the tour experience . Living History is a fun feature of tours on special event days.
Lissan has always been famous for its lavish hospitality and this tradition is kept alive in our Dining Room where sumptuous afternoon teas are served. Delectable home-baked cakes, treats and freshly cut sandwiches are served on fine china with linen tablecloths and napkins. All of this is accompanied by a selection of the finest teas and coffees commissioned exclusively for Lissan from S.D. Bell’s of Belfast served in silver.
Full afternoon teas are served by prior reservation whilst a selection of scrumptious home-baked scones, cakes and treats are available without booking during normal opening hours.
Estate & Great Outdoors
Developing the woodland and riverside paths and expanding the amenities on the estate is an ongoing task for Lissan House Trust.
We are currently engaged in a scheme to clear the estate of invasive laurel so as to re-open the old riverside and woodland walks. These are clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1834. Our visitors can already explore the trails from The White Bridge to Harry’s Bridge and venture along Fanny Moonan’s Pad, past the Brick Field White Hill. The Woodland is a delight and nearby is Robert’s Oak.
Come along and explore ! – Click Here For Our Estate Walking Map
ACCESS TO GARDENS, ESTATE & TEA ROOMS
Free of Charge
£5.50 (Gift Aid)
£4.50 (Group Rate PP)
£4.00 (Gift Aid)
£3.50 (Group Rate PP)
Family (2 adults + 2 children):
£14.50 (Gift Aid)