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Farmleigh House and Estate

Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 815 5900
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Ranked #82 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Gardens, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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 and special guests.

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and I attended a family wedding at this hotel in October 2014. The hotel is situated I. Beautiful and picturesque surroundings. The hotel rooms are very modern spacious and airy. The the wedding meal was beautiful and breakfast was lovely also. I look forward to returning to this hotel to enjoy the full experience

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Been to Market there, Have to say it is one of the biggest farm markets in Ireland, Brilliant playground near by for the kids to play in, A must see

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My visit to Farmleigh was ruined by security not allowing me park to the rear/side of the house where i have parked before. The spaces in the new car park are plentiful but are way too far to push a wheelchair to the house or the boathouse. No sympathy here. This is so annoying as Farmleigh is owned by us... More 

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Co Antrim
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went to the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre to get tickets for Aras an Uachteran but very disappointed that all tickets for our preferred time were gone. The nice lady at the desk suggested the tour of Farmleigh so we went along and were very glad we did. This is the Irish State guest house dating from the 18th century. The... More 

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

Paying tax in Ireland people forget that part of the money goes towards the upkeep of places like this, it softens the blow slightly! it's free to visit and all staff I encountered with my girlfriend in the park were eager to help and very enthusiastic. The Tour guide we had in farmleigh was very knowledgeable and while the 45... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Just on the edge of Phoenix Park is this gem and it's free of charge. You can see the style of the Guinness family and understand some of how their lives mixed with Royalty. This isn't just part of history it is part of today's political landscape. A truly remarkable house and 45' tour - and all for free -... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

In city grounds and house beautiful can spend a lazy day here with a scone and Americano before departing

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Farmleigh House, while a bit of a trek, is a really enjoyable experience and one that is very good value for money - being completely free! In an expensive city like Dublin, that's a result. Due to its location, unless you're staying nearby or are happy to go on a rather long walk, I'd recommend hopping in a cab as... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Farmleigh is definitely worth a visit. The grounds are magnificent and the house is a gorgeous as you’d expect from the place where all foreign diplomats stay. Packed with history, the guide is able to tell some good stories, pinpoint the most interesting features and of course share a joke or two. An absolute must-see!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visited Farmleigh House with friends this November. A charming building in a stunning location. We chose this attraction as it's free, so it's good for those on a budget like us students! Our tour guide was kind and informative, and was very knowledgeable about the house, it was really enjoyable and I'd highly recommend it. Beautiful grounds, even in... More 

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