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Farmleigh House and Estate

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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Ranked #49 of 276 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations for visiting dignitaries... more » Owner description: Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations for visiting dignitaries and special guests. « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We visited the house and gardens on Saturday, 5th July. The house and gardens are a credit to the Office of Public Works. We strolled through the gardens and then did the tour of the house. Our guide, Don, was excellent. He imparted the history and use of the house in a light hearted manner and answered any questions. Just... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited here on the 1st July. Such a beautiful house and gardens. The tours is on every hour in the quarter past (11.15, 12.15 etc). It may not be open if being used so would be wise to check the website beforehand. The tour is very informative and interesting, made all the better by being free of charge. The staff... More

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful, must see. Lot of places to take photographs. Has a lake, lily pads, lots of green, a lovely cafe. Flowers, gardens, historic house, clocktower

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Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We find Farmleigh a most beautiful and tranquil place to drop in, especially on early - ish mornings. When the market or other events are on, is still a great place to be - because of these. But the energy is almost magical, the walk along the pond expecially.

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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The house itself is lovely. The outside reminds you of earlier times when coaches arrived with guests ready for an entertaining night. The tours inside the house are free and the decor is fabulous. It lasts about half an hour. The tour guide was full of info, however I felt the tour was quite short and disappointed you could only... More

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It´s a long way to Framleigh House by public transport, but it´s worth it. You get an excellent tour around the House and hear about the history. Don´t miss the the garden - especially in sunshine.

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Possibly my favourite part of Dublin! We were treated to the most wonderful tour guide (Stephen) who amused and entertained the whole tour. He truly made history come alive! Treat yourself and go on a day when they have something special planned or on the day of the week when they have goods for sale!

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Co. Dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Most people have heard of, if not tasted, Guinness. This Dublin attraction will introduce you to the home environment of the original Guinness family. You will see how they managed to eke out their existence in rather opulent period surroundings. The house and estate lands were acquired at a knock-down price by the Irish State to be used to house... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Farmleigh house is now the official Irish Government visitor residence and is located in Europe's largest public park. The impressive house was once the Irish residence of the famous Guinness brewing family. Anyone interested in history and or architecture would enjoy visit to this beautiful house. Check to ensure the house is open on your proposed visit dates to Dublin.... More

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The guide, Stephen, was excellent, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Been to dublin many times and this was the first time here. We will be back.

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