First of all the castle is private property which houses an art gallery and an antique store, so I believe visits to the actual building are only for this purpose. The original castle, complete with a tower was constructed in 1611 with the building being extended in 1783. The Kinahan family currently live in the castle and it is only open for special functions. Do contact the owners before you make an improptu visit as I noticed there is a sign 'No Trespassers.'
Sadly we could only see the roof of the castle but our main point of visiting the grounds was to venture into the historic graveyard which houses the Templeton mausoleum, this is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. The gate remains shut, so remember to close it on your way out. Read more about the Mausoleum here.
Although over three hundred years old the graveyard is easy to maneuver around, some headstones have fallen down but all in all they are in very good condition. The large tombs and statues are interesting and I noticed a grave from 1734. The Mausoleum's doors were open, so we had a look inside, I snapped some photos of the Viscount's headstones to give you an idea of who lived at Castle Upton a few centuries ago!
Take a look at the photos and click to enlarge, the writing on the headstones is very clear.
|Inside the Mausoleum|
|A wagon wheel on the gate|
|Pathway leading to and from the graveyard|