Lorne is a 20 acre estate in Northern Ireland with a house and grounds that provide excellent facilities for all types of activities.
It’s an ideal location whether you want to stay on site, go out to explore local places of interest or enjoy the scenic beauty of N. Ireland. The seaside resort of Bangor is just five miles away and Belfast is only eight miles away.
Built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1875 by Henry Campbell, Lorne takes its name from the hereditary home of the Campbell Clan in Scotland. In 1946 Girlguiding Ulster purchased the house, which was officially opened by Her Grace, The Duchess of Abercorn in 1947.
A warm welcome awaits whatever the purpose of your visit.
If you are interested in a short history of Lorne House and estate please read the document used when Lorne House is opened as part of the European Heritage Days in September. Lorne House and Estate summary history.
Please download our brochures for more information.
Lorne awarded Adventuremark
We have now had our Adventuremark inspection and have been awarded the Adventuremark Accreditation. This means that we have met the strict criteria of Adventuremark and you can have confidence in booking us for any Adventurous Outdoor Activity. For more information on what this means please visit: www.adventuremark.co.uk
Lorne has a great range of both instructor and self-led outdoor activities. On site there is archery, abseiling, river running, the bungee trampoline, high ropes cube course, crate challenge and many more. There are activities suitable for all ages and abilities. We also have special areas such as the Rainbow log cabin full of indoor toys and educational equipment with an outdoor play area. There are also a number of indoor activities available for use.
Wheelchair users are able to take part in archery and members with a visual impairment can take part in parachute games, giant board games, croquet and grass kiing.
Events and business facilities
Lorne can be used for Girlguiding trainings as well as many other events. It has excellent facilities which include the use of a fully equipped conference centre. Events and conferences can be fully catered and adjusted for any requirements.
Holiday breaks and social functions can be arranged throughout the year and there is a fully licenced bar if requested.
Lorne has a number of residential buildings able to accommodate all sizes of groups. Lorne House currently sleeps 27 and has a variety of other meeting rooms. The Coach House sleeps 12 in single or twin en-suite rooms and it has self catering facilities or can be used with Lorne House for catered holidays. The Marion Greeves Centre is a modern well equipped building that sleeps 38 with dining room, activity room, full self-catering kitchen and an outdoor patio area.
All residential accommodation may be booked by members and non-members.
Lorne estate also has equipped and non-equipped campsites. All sites have modern toilet blocks and showers and most have access to wet weather shelters, fridges, covered fire places and outside lighting.
All indoor accommodation is suitable for wheelchair users.