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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 815 5900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government...
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.
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Amazing!

Amazing location to relaxing, walking, visiting the Farmleigh with her garden and taking a coffee at The Boat House Café, on a small lake in the great Phoenix Park. I love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Amazing location to relaxing, walking, visiting the Farmleigh with her garden and taking a coffee at The Boat House Café, on a small lake in the great Phoenix Park. I love it.

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dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

i often come here with my two small children to cycle around the grounds. Beautiful grounds that are free to enter so handy if walking or cycling. I see plenty of people who have rented a bike locally. There is usally a farmers market to get really nice food. This weekend a brass band played on the garden behind the... More 

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Monaghan
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3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Good place to visit to pass an afternoon. Had a free tour and the guide was very good and knowledgeable, helping us to appreciate what life was like for the Guinness family and their staff. Only downside is that you can not take photos inside the house.

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Kildare, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

The spa is one of the best I've been to. Facilities are great. It was very busy but what can you do about that?! The room was great, beautiful views. Unfortunately i dont think the food was great, first night I had room service and second night I ate in the cellar bar, i also had lunch in the foyer... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent day in farmleigh on the bank holiday weekend. There was lots of entertainment for kids of all ages. There was also plenty of food on offer at reasonable prices. There was also a bird of prey show which got the kids very excited. It's well worth a visit and you can check out the website for... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We brought the whole family over the Easter and had a great day. They had lots of activities going on for the kids and had lovely markets too. The kids loved the Easter Art workshop and made a birds nest and Easter chick, they had so much fun .They also had a huge roll of paper spread out on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This old House and Gardens have been restored to its former glory as it was once owned by the Guinness (Lord Iveagh) family as their rural getaway in Dublin's Phoenix park. Nowadays it is mostly used for official Government conferences and as a residence for visiting foreign dignitaries. There are lovely gardens to view and a small Lakeside restaurant for... More 

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Athboy, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It's not often you get something for free, but that is what you get at Farmleigh. There was a farmers market on the day we visited with various stalls for food and pottery we had some really good burgers. The house tour is a little gem well worth doing very interesting and a pleasant way to spend an hour. It... More 

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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The old house has been lovingly restored, grounds are immaculate and kept well. Great place for a walk or visit, or a tour of the house. Best to go when the market is on

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34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you would like to escape the city and enjoy a park filled with birds and flowers, and tour a mansion absolutely decked out with priceless artifacts and stunning arrangements, visit Farmleigh. Be sure to view the gardens in the back of the mansion. Guided tours are offered on certain days (check the online schedule). Guided tours of the house... More 

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