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Fergusons Irish Linen Factory

54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4062 3491
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Just on the off-chance

Called in just in case I could join a tour of the factory - mission successful! Was greeted by the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Not Worth a Trip

We stopped here on the way to Dublin from Derry. The factory was hard to find as it's located off... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
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54 Scarva Road, Banbridge BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4062 3491
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Called in just in case I could join a tour of the factory - mission successful! Was greeted by the most helpful and tolerant member of staff; who accommodated my quest for knowledge on all things Irish Linen. I was treated to an amazing couple...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Dublin from Derry. The factory was hard to find as it's located off the beaten path. We picked out a few napkins from the 1 pound bin only to have them taken away by an employee, who informed...More

3  Thank fld23
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Save the time and trouble locating this place. Manager rudely gossiped about other customers, snatched items from us, baited and switched increasing prices as she complained endlessly. Prices are inflated. We left empty handed after receiving very rough treatment. We do not recommend this business.

5  Thank Arabella2
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group and we had a tour round the factory. Guide Andy was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Best thing was finding out they made all the guide and scout badges there which was cool as we all had connections with guiding and scouting....More

1  Thank Westtja
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a great personalised tour of Fergusons Irish Linen. Huge thanks to Andy and Judith who showed us around at the end of their day. Really enjoyed seeing all the different looms working and appreciating the different fabrics that can be interwoven with linen....More

1  Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few places (the only place?) that still makes Irish linen in Northern Ireland. We took a tour of the factory and saw the care they take to ensure top quality. Our tour guide Nigel was a wonderful host. If you...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Toured the factory with the owner Judith who provided an inspirational tour filled with amazing tales of those for whom they have made their linen and immense passion about the quality and the future of the business. This is a must see if you are...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went with my linen-aholic wife to visit Ferguson's. The factory tour is worth booking, to see the traditional side of linen weaving and the most modern, in Ireland's last damask weaving mill. The guides are pleasant and knowledgeable and Nigel made us warmly welcome. We...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

interesting tour of works . The leader of the tour was pleasant and helpful. He then took us to the factory shop and explained what to buy and checked seconds to find the best

1  Thank keithineson
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had done the excellent factory tour here on a previous visit to Banbridge, but made a return trip to see what the shop had to offer. I am fan of Irish Linen huckaback towels in particular and I was delighted to find a great...More

1  Thank fernfan2016
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Hello, would you mind advising how long the factory tour is in length? The website doesn't mention the duration.Thank you!
2 July 2016|
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Response from smpitmaniv | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Our tour was just about at closing time and the production floor was empty. As we had contacted them months before about visiting, and my wife is a weaver, Judith spent about an hour with us, talking fibers and equipment... More