Newtownstewart Castle

Newtownstewart Castle
Prominently sited at the bottom of the main street this striking feature has been here since the early 17th century. The castle stands at the top of a slope down to the River Strule, and is the third defensive site (with Pigeon Hill and Harry Avery’s castle) in this area, at the heart of O’Neill territory in the pre-Plantation period. The castle was built around1619 by Sir Robert Newcomen and was modified by his son in law, Sir William Stewart after 1628. The castle was burned by Sir Phelim O’Neill in 1641 and again by King James in 1689 on his retreat from Londonderry. Directions: Main Street, Newtownstewart.

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Contact Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre for further information. Telephone (028) 8772 8600​

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