Bantry House is located at Bantry Bay. In 1765, Bantry house (then called Blackrock house) was bought by councillor White.
They also bought a lot of land around the house and by the 1780's, they had purchased approix. 80000 acres.
in 1946, the house was opened for tourists. Since 1990's you can also stay in the house for B&B
The gardens, which were developed by the second Earl of Bantry, are amazing. At the back of the house, there are different terraces. There are 100 steps leading to the different terraces, each of them giving amazing views towards the house and Bantry Bay.
The gardens are huge, and although i like gardening, I say it is a mammoth task to maintain these extensive gardens.