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About us & history

A stunning Georgian mansion deep in the heart of an historic estate.

Malone House is a prestigious building offering a wealth of history and grandeur for a range of functions including weddings, conferences, social events and private dining. Malone House offers a unique experience for all of those who visit.

History of Malone House

Located on the site of a 17th century fort, Malone House was built in the 1820s for William Wallace Legge, a rich Belfast merchant who had inherited the surrounding land. A keen landscaper, he designed and planted most of the estate's grounds, which remain relatively unchanged today.

When Legge died, ownership of Malone House passed to the Harberton family, who lived on the premises from 1868 to 1920. The building's last owner was William Barnett, who presented Malone House to the city of Belfast in 1946.

Malone House's recent history 

Following its presentation to the city, Malone House was leased to the National Trust in the early 1970s. After it was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1976, the building was repaired by the council and reopened in June 1983.

Since then, it has become a major venue for weddings, conferences, social functions and other events, while the surrounding grounds are popular with walkers and cyclists.

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