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Address: 3 Drumglass Road, Cookstown BT80 9SW, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8676 3312

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Lissan House, a Staples Family ancestral home.

I visited Lissan House in 2005 when it was occupied by the last Staples family member to live there.I had the honour of sleeping in Sit Robert's room! I visited again in 2006. It... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Garth S
Charlottetown, Canada
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co tyrone
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I went on Sunday for a tour and no one about, later on in the day I heard the house has been closed for a while now as no money to keep it up any more, there should be a note on the board at the entrance to let people know as a bus of 50 went... More 

1 Thank elliemayCoTyrone
Charlottetown, Canada
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I visited Lissan House in 2005 when it was occupied by the last Staples family member to live there.I had the honour of sleeping in Sit Robert's room! I visited again in 2006. It was once a centre piece of local pride and social activity. In later years it deteriorated but still maintained its majestic and imposing self as you... More 

Thank Garth S
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

love this area,so peaceful and relaxing on the walkways around the house by the riverside,i real getaway treat just 10mins drive from the town.

Thank Noel M
Magherafelt, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Mulled wine, afternoon tea and Christmas carols a guided tour of life in Lissan house over the years by "Hazel Radcliffe-Dolling"aka Roma Tomelty an inspired and inspiring event .

1 Thank Pubtc
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on Sunday passed. I can honestly say i have never been here before and i am from the town. We went as a family and the kids had a great time. We walked around the beautiful house the difference wee walks was absolutely amazing. We came to the house and its absolutely beautiful a real treasure for... More 

1 Thank Louise B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lissan House was runner up for a BBC Restoration Award some years ago --- unfortunate for them as some of the house is falling into disrepair. That said, I have to agree with other reviewers that there was nothing stuffy about the tour --- we had a guide to ourselves and every now and then the manager joined us. They... More 

Thank Brian H
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic night will def be back, everyone so friendly on arrival, the tour was fantastic food choice good and music after well worth the money oh and champagne in arrival highly recommend to anyone thinking of going a night not to be missed

2 Thank Merrece M
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We revisited Lissan House for the first time in many years having first been there on business in 1971. A most interesting and enjoyable day with a warm welcome from the volunteers, who run this community trust. After a very pleasant visit to the tea room we had a totally brilliant tour with Kyle and then Tony. Such a refreshing... More 

Thank Rodney059
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Lissan House is a breathtaking home, both architecturally and historically which just keeps delivering surprise after surprise. Far from being stuffy or precious (like some National Trust properties I could mention) the house exudes a special warmth and the memories of the generations who have lived there seep out of every worn surface. Our tour guide, Neil, was hilarious and... More 

Thank bestfamily2016
Portadown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A grand old important house ( mainly Jacobean ) set in the foothills of the Sperrins which, thanks to the efforts of the Lissan House Trust is being restored and preserved .A huge task but it's good that there is the interest and will to keep this part of Tyrone's history from going to ruin. We visited for a coffee... More 

Thank Heather S

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