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Prehen House

91 Prehen Park | Prehen, Derry BT47 2PB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 2829
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Real history

A beautiful old house with an amazing past. The main claim to fame being, its past connection to... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Worth a visit if you have an hour to kill

Went to Prehen House with work colleagues as a part of team day out. It was enjoyable; however, not... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
County Donegal, Ireland
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Prehen House is one of the North West’s most historic buildings. Situated next to the famous woods, it commands stunning views of Derry, the river Foyle and the hills beyond.Prehen is intimately linked with the history of Derry. Records reveal that it was inhabited by 1640; in 1738 the Knox family began their great association with Prehen when Andrew Knox, the MP for Donegal married Honoria Tomkins, the Prehen heiress.In Victorian times the colourful Colonel George Knox was one of Derry’s most eminent figures. But with World War I looming his grandson Baron George Carl Otto Louis von Scheffler Knox was put under house arrest. Soon after the 3,641 acre estate was seized as ‘enemy property’.Happily, the house was brought back into another branch of the Knox family and today the North West has a wonderful heirloom forever linked with the history of the City
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9 Sep 2016
“Real history”
24 Aug 2016
“Worth a visit if you have an hour to kill”
91 Prehen Park | Prehen, Derry BT47 2PB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 2829

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

A beautiful old house with an amazing past. The main claim to fame being, its past connection to the now legendry "half hung McNaughton" Unfortunately due to the recent tragic death of the owner the house is not really open to the public, unless by...More

3  Thank arthur589
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went to Prehen House with work colleagues as a part of team day out. It was enjoyable; however, not overwhelming. Good time killer.

Thank henryths
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I was in Derry for my Daughters wedding on May 1 st 2016 .we booked into Prehen Cottage for 3 nights. I was staying with my daughter and her husband and 3 grandkids.it was a delightful old cottage with beautiful antique furniture, the cottage is...More

Thank tommo53
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Prehensile House has been at the Centre of the History, Heritage and Mythical History of Derry for many years. I have always wanted to visit to see what it looks like in the flesh (bricks and mortar) as opposed to in photographs. We drove up...More

Thank Niall D
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

My sister and I visited Prehen House and we were treated to an hour and a half of the history of this amazing listed building. It has been sympathetically restored to the year it was built in 1740. This has been a labour of love...More

4  Thank Christina T
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Visiting Prehen House is a must if you are heading Derry direction. It is most definitely a hidden treasure and a place with amazing history, atmosphere and even its own ghost. House is very well-maintained with its original furniture and art and it also has...More

1  Thank Masza05
Reviewed 15 February 2015

My husband and I attended Prehen House for a special Valentines Night - a 5 course meal and drinks with a French chef cooking!!! Well what can I say - amazing would be an understatement! Thanks to Colin, Declan and staff for a fantastic night!...More

2  Thank Wheyhey
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Thank you all for an amazing evening! The hospitality you all offered was the best we have experienced. It was so welcoming and the food was outstanding. The house has such a history most of which I didn't know. A hidden gem. Many thanks.

2  Thank Noella M
Reviewed 15 February 2015

A valentine meal cooked by a French chef in a historic house. Value for money and so so much more. I would recommend if you are in the Derry area this house is an absulute must! And if an event comes on....GO! You really won't...More

Thank Kim-Olphert
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Last night was my second trip to prehen house having visited at Christmas for the santa search, second time around for valentines dinner did not disappoint. Such a memorable night and brilliant hosting. Candlelit dinner in the library was very atmospheric and the food was...More

Thank laurajmcc
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