Stewart Castle

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Stewart Castle
Townhall St
BT78 4AX

Built by Sir Robert Newcomen in the early 17th century before passing to Lord Mountjoy or Sir William Stewart. The castle suffered extensive damage on two occasions. Firstly during the 1641 insurrection and its subsequent capture by Sir Phelim O’Neill and on King James’s return from the Siege of Derry in 1689. The castle has remained a ruin ever since and today enjoys the status of a state care monument. Besides being an example of a fine plantation building, Newtownstewart Castle has the distinction of being the site of a significant Bronze Age discovery: An intact double cist grave and capstone. Two decorated vessels lie adjacent to cremated remains approximately 4,000 years old.

Located centrally.Restoration ongoing. Access restricted.