Martello Towers were built around the Irish and English coasts between 1804 and 1812 to guard against Napoleonic Invasion.

Here are 16 completely free attractions you can visit in Northern Ireland this weekend as part of European Heritage Days 2019

These are just some of the top free of charge European Heritage Days open to the public in Northern Ireland on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the citizens of Europe.

The house and contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Located in Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim.

1. Sentry Hill Historic House and Visitor Centre

The house and contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Located in Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim.
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From the ancestral home of powerful landowners, to a Gothic fantasy retreat for an American millionairess, Kilwaughter Castle has reinvented itself many times in the last 400 years.

2. Kilwaughter Castle, Larne

From the ancestral home of powerful landowners, to a Gothic fantasy retreat for an American millionairess, Kilwaughter Castle has reinvented itself many times in the last 400 years.
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Visit this fascinating 18th century village, steeped in history. Afternoon tea, crafts and produce by the Country Market in the Church Hall.

3. Gracehill Conservation Area, Co. Antrim

Visit this fascinating 18th century village, steeped in history. Afternoon tea, crafts and produce by the Country Market in the Church Hall.
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A Walk with Frank. Guided Walking Tour of Poyntzpass Village. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and will include places of industrial Heritage and historical interest.

4. Guided Walking Tour of Poyntzpass

A Walk with Frank. Guided Walking Tour of Poyntzpass Village. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and will include places of industrial Heritage and historical interest.
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