Castle tours

The guided tour takes approximately 40 minutes and brings the history and stories of the castle and its occupants to life. It takes in the living quarters and formal rooms of the castle, as well as the Temple of the Goddess in the basement.

The playground 

We have built a fantastic woodland adventure playground. There is an obstacle course or children can spend time playing at each different station. The playground features swings, slides, play huts, monkey bars, balance beams and more.


The Gardens were mainly laid out in the 1680's by the Esmondes. They feature impressive formal plantings and layouts including the Italian style 'Parterre' or formal gardens, lake and the world famous yew walk. Recent additions include the Rose Garden.

Temple of the Goddess

Deep in the basement of the castle visitors can find the Temple of the Goddess. The basement previously housed the dungeons, strongroom, old kitchen and Well of Brigid but in 1976 it became the foundation centre for the Fellowship of Isis.