Harry Avery’s Castle is a pretty North Irish castle, located near Newtownstewart, in County Tyrone. Built on a hill in the 14th century, it is considered to be one of the most original castles in the region!
Harry Avery’s Castle is said to have been commissioned in the 14th century by Henry Aimbreidh O’Neil (Harry Avery O’Neill). This clan leader was then one of the most influential in the region.
Originally, the castle had a rectangular shape on 2 floors, topped by 2 twin towers and a central courtyard. The towers are rather original, since they look more like a caretaker’s house than a nobleman’s house, since they are placed high up, with a D-shape.
Nowadays, only the towers and the keep have survived. It must be said that the castle suffered some sieges until 1609, when it fell into the hands of the English. However, specialists suspect that the place had housed kitchens and a stable, without being able to officially prove it.
The visit of the castle is free and really nice. The 2 towers are still majestic and the ancient foundations of Harry Avery’s Castle are still identifiable. To see if you like the pretty ruins full of charm.