Wilton Castle is a partly ruined period house in central county Wexford.
The house may be an ideal filming location for scenes that require a very unusual period house, for scenes at a ruined period house, or for modern scenes set in a period house. The location is made up of two wings, one of which is in ruin and the other has been restored. The two wings also have a difference in style and layout. Additionally, the white lime plaster exterior of the restored wing contrasts against the bare silver-grey granite of the ruined wing. Altogether, this means that the two wings of the building have two very different personalities.
The restored wing is used as accomodation and has 7 bedrooms, divided into 4 apartments, as well as living and dining spaces. These rooms have been restored with period-influenced but modern furniture and furnishings. The ruined wing has been cleaned-up and some safety features have been put in place. Besides from its shape and outline, the ruined wing’s most beautiful features are the remaining detailing around the gothic windows and doors.
The house was built around 1840. It was burned down in 1923. It was designed by Daniel Robertson. Robertson also designed Johnstown Castle, Wells House, and Castleboro House.
The location also features maintained grounds, some of which are agricultural lands, a small forest, riverwalks along the River Boro, and a fairly visually appealing 18th century outer wall around the grounds.
Parking: in front of the house, fits ~20 cars.
Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 7km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly
Wilton Castle, Wilton, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 V9P9
Patrick Doyle & Syl Doyle