Cairndhu House

Cairndhu House
Larne, Antrim, Ireland.


Cairndhu House is either closed or it may be a private property. Please refer to Visitor Notes for further information.

Cairndhu House dates to 1880 and originally served as the summer residence of Stewart Clarke. In 1918, the property was acquired by Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon and they resided at the property for thirty years. In 1947, the property was gifted to the state for use as a convalescent hospital and this operated until 1986. As at 2024, the property is abandoned and in a poor state of repair, although it is in private ownership and the owner is hopeful that something will be done with the property in the future.

Witnesses have reported seeing faces looking out of the windows of the derelict property. In 1992, a newly married couple had some photos taken in the grounds. When they received the developed prints, it is said the sad face of a woman in a nurses uniform could be seen looking out of one of the windows in one of the shots. Ghosts have also been encountered walking the grounds with a child in Victorian dress allegedly captured in another photo taken at the property in 1997. Dog walkers have reported that their pets will sometimes refuse to approach the property or will bark at something unseen. Those that have ventured inside reported doors slamming, disembodied footsteps, banging and rustling.

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Further Information

Venue Name
Great House  | Hospital / Asylum
Coast Rd, Larne, Antrim, BT40 2QG, Ireland


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