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Classiebawn Castle, designed by J Rawson Carrol of Dublin and dating to the mid 19thC, was once a favoured residence of Lord Louis Mountbatten. It’s rather hard to miss, sitting as it does on a hill overlooking the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland. It is built from a yellow-brown sandstone brought by sea from Donegal across the bay. The headland that provides a backdrop is Benbulbin.All my shots are from a distance since Classiebawn is still privately owned and sits on three thousand acres surrounded by a stone wall. It’s not possible to get very close to the Castle.Used primarily as a summer residence, it has four reception rooms, ten bedrooms, and five bathrooms, plus kitchen and staff quarters.