• view across Parterre & Fountain

    The Crumbling Beauty of Bantry House & Garden

    5th July 2013Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    Bantry House and gardens Bantry Bay House and the surrounding gardens must have been breath taking in their heyday, but even now in old age there is still great beauty to be seen. In a country where so many old buildings have been destroyed and replaced with structures of questionable merit it is a delight to see somewhere so touchingly lovely. I don’t envy the owners the task of keeping the buildings from collapse and the garden from being overwhelmed by rampant growth, but as a visitor I could revel in the romance of it all.

    Walled Garden Gates

    Walled Garden Gates

    view across Parterre & Fountain

    Parterre & Fountain