9. Garvagh Pyramid

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9. Garvagh Pyramid

Image courtesy of Samuel Cole

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6th March 2023

Garvagh forest is the location of a structure more commonly associated with Egypt and the pharaohs – Northern Ireland’s only pyramid.

The pyramid was erected by Lord Garvagh in the 19th century, after he had taken the Grand Tour of Egypt. It was intended as his burial vault but was never used as he died in France in 1840; his wife chose not to be buried in the pyramid and it was later sealed shut.

The pyramid, set on a raised platform 21 feet square, stands 21 feet high.



Garvagh Pyramid is located in Garvagh Forest a short distance west of the car park. The forest car park is located just off Garvagh’s Main Street at Ballinameen Bridge over the Agivey River.

New cycling and walking trails, managed by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, have been developed in the forest.

Co-ordinates: 54.9791, -6.6909


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This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.