Frequently Asked Questions
If you can't find the answer to your question in the FAQs, simply get in touch.
Your plot of land
Yes. Legally, you have a personal right to a souvenir plot land. This is a form of heritable property which can be passed on to future generations.
Yes, you can visit any time you like. No appointments are necessary.
Slievekirk Wood lies half way between Claudy and Drumahoe.
1.Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, the coordinates for the entrance on Gosheden Road are already entered (the link is their aerial view).
2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is BT47 3TQ on Gosheden Road, as shown by the red dot on the maps: the coordinates are: N54.9363 W7.2276 for the entranceway.
Travelling from all localities, take the main A6 road between Belfast and Derry / Londonderry, and exit just to the south of Ness Bridge at the Ardmore Road, signposted for Ardmore.
There are major roadworks along the A6 between Dungiven and Drumahoe so please take care at this junction and be aware of any road closure / diversion signs.
Cross the River Faughan at the Ardmore Bridge, then take the first left onto Ardground Road followed by an immediate right onto Kildoag Road.
Turn left at the T junction at the top of the hill and follow the road round a right hand bend; when the road straightens out take a right fork onto Gosheden Road.
The entrance to Slievekirk Wood will be found on your right after approx 0.2 miles however you will need to park in the first gateway on the right to avoid blocking the road.
We manage the land as a nature reserve, so you can take a walk around the woods, spot some wildlife and enjoy the tranquility. There are multiple photo opportunities and we encourage you to share the photos from your very own estate!
We define the exact location of each plot using the UK Ordnance Survey system which is accurate to the nearest millimetre.
We also provide you with an estimate of the latitude and longitude of your plot to help you locate it with GPS systems that do not use the OS system such as the iPhone and many inexpensive GPS devices whose primary purpose is car travel. Using such familiar items you will be able to reach the area of your plot.
Alternatively, you may use another online service such as Google Maps: simply enter the latitude and longitude as printed on your Plot ID Card.
There is no harm in planting a flag for a photo opportunity, but if you wish to leave something behind, please make sure that it is biodegradable. We have regular clean-ups of items left behind.
No. Only one person can legally hold the right to a souvenir plot of land.
If you order a couples plot, what you actually get is 2 side by side 1 sqft plots. Each person in the couple will receive their own plot and we will print both names on the same certificate to make it a better gift for couples.
This is a single payment at the time of purchase.
Placing an order
Most people chose the date of their order for the certificate, but some people like it to be Christmas day or a birthday, for example.
We will print and send the vast majority of orders within 1 working day and always within 2 working days.
Yes. The majority of customers do exactly that.
We also offer a gift wrapping and personal message service at additional cost.
Yes, all the plots you order at the same time will be adjacent. If you order additional plots in the future, they will not be beside the plots you originally bought but they will be close by.
No. If you wish to let the recipient know who the gift is from, please select our gift wrap service as you check out and leave a suitable gift message.
Becoming a Lord or Lady
Some of our customers ask their bank to add their new title to their bank account and their credit cards.
Passports and driving licences do not display titles, and as such, cannot be changed.
We cannot sell you a title. We are simply acknowledging your right to use the title of Lord or Lady of Ardmore, which is our intellectual property. If you prefer not to assume a title, you will be given that option when you make your land purchase. Our legal advice is that “anyone can, subject to requirements of good faith, call themselves whatever they like, including “Lord” or “Lady“.” We do not know of any jurisdiction where this is not true. It is harmless fun.
No. You cannot register your land, because this is such a small plot; specifically it is defined as a “souvenir plot”.
‘Souvenir’ plots of land have been legally defined in The Registration (Land and Deeds) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992.
Specifically, a souvenir plot means any piece of land which, being of inconsiderable size and little or no practical utility, is unlikely to be wanted in isolation except for the sake of pure ownership or for sentimental reasons or commemorative purposes.
Logo and Tartan
All Lords and Ladies of Ardmore are welcome to use the trademarked buckler logo, reserved for the use of landowners.