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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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A national treasure

This is a beautiful house steeped in history situated at the north west section on the Phoenix park. Took a break from shopping to take in a tour of farmleigh house- tours are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful house steeped in history situated at the north west section on the Phoenix park. Took a break from shopping to take in a tour of farmleigh house- tours are hourly on the quarter past. The tour guides are most knowledgeable and the tour itself is very interesting . It's more enjoyable because it is an active... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Looking for something to do on a wet Sunday we decided to visit Farmleigh. The first impression is, that whoever built the place must have been really well connected to get 78 acres in the Phoenix Park, the second impression is that the house is rather plain from the outside. The decor of the interior of the house is impeccable... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely place, beautiful grounds and if the weather is good bring a picnic!! Child friendly and wheelchair access. We arrived around 12ish and had to wait for the last tour of the house, they only take 25 on a tour. It's very good but we could not see the bedrooms and the guide did tell us, he described them which... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin, this is the place to go. Set in Phoenix Park Farmleigh House is great, there are lovely walks around it and you can tour the house which is very interesting. And a great bonus is IT'S FREE!!! Would definitely return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a Great place it escape the city centre for a while. the Garden are lovely you can do tours of the house which is well worth a go. The coffee shop is very good. There is usually exhibitions in the galley space by the house which are usually very good. Ceramics Ireland's recent show was very good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited here recently for the first time. Was most impressed with the organisation by Office of Public Works who run the estate. Beautifully restored interesting house set in beautifully maintained grounds. All set in the delightful Phoenix Park. And it's FREE. Farmers Market at weekends. Lots of other events throughout the year.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

amazing décor great staff a must see in dublin history part of the nation's national treasure vip location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Guinness family gave it to the state. Absolutey a must see !! Farmers market at weekends, great food ! Walk around tours and you have the rest of the Phoenix Park to discover. Rent a bike it will make your day, and all for free !

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Dublin
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a wonderful visit. There are lovely grounds to walk around in. The house is magnificent with an old library and some of Joyce's first books encased in a glass box for viewing. They hold regular lectures which are free but given out on a lottery type basis, so you have to keep an eye out for what is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited Farmleigh on Sunday with a friend who wanted to go to the Farmers market there.I had been to the house several times before at various events but it was a first visit for her.She could'nt believe how beautiful the house and grounds were.We went to the Farmers market first and had a brouse around ,then we walked around the... More 

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 815 5900
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

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