The Hutchinson family built a mansion on the shore of Bantry Bay c 1740. The house was enlarged in 1765 by the White family. Many treasures can be viewed, extensive art collection and tapestries. Guided tours and tea rooms. Mar-Oct
Bantry House is not only one of the finest historic houses in Ireland, but it also commands one of the best views overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork. It has been open to the public since 1946, the first to do so in the country. The house is still owned and lived in by Egerton Shelswell-White, who is a direct descendant of Richard White (1, Earl of Bantry), and his family.
Facilities include tearoom serving light refreshments.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Bantry House and Gardens for directions and precise location prior to your visit.