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Castletown House

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Address: | Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West, Ireland
Phone Number: 1 628 8252
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Description: The grandest Palladian-style mansion in Ireland was built in 1722.
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Palatial gem

Incredible period residence of mind-blowing proportions. Expansive grounds great for a walk about & down to the river Liffey running through the estate. The tour is well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Waterford, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We recently got married and recieved permission to get our photographs taken at Castletown House. We contacted the House and completed all the permission slips as requested. We even had to get permission from The Irish Heritage Foundation to get our pictures taken outside of Batty Langley Lodge. On the wedding day, we rang ahead that morning to make sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited here on a Sunday - Grounds and the House are beautiful but my real problem with Castletown House is there are dogs with no leads on with their owners roaming the place freely, large packs of dogs of all sizes and breeds. As a mother of several young children it is quite intimidating and there is dog pooh... More 

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

Incredible period residence of mind-blowing proportions. Expansive grounds great for a walk about & down to the river Liffey running through the estate. The tour is well worth it & visits a lot of rooms in the house relative to other Georgian properties in Ireland. Highly recommend, very easy to get to literally just off the M4.

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The house is well worth a visit ans the guided tours worth taking,I have brought many visitors there! The grounds are a delight,you can take a stroll or much longer walk/run around the grounds along the river. A great place for children to let off steam! And then a visit to the cafe/ restaurent! I am very lucky to live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

the castle is well preserved and beautiful from inside. the aria around the castle is lovely with lots of places to run with dogs. there also a river next to the castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Castletown House estate is a fabulous resource to have especially on a nice evening. You can walk for kilometres around the estate and sit by the banks of the Liffey and watch the fish jumping. The meadows are lovely to walk through the the long avenue up to Celbridge is lovely too. A great place to bring dogs too with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Castletown House is well worth a visit, once you have completed the tour enjoy the beautiful grounds or grab a bite to eat in the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I am lucky to live very close to Castletown House. The walks are beautiful and accessible all year round. The cafe is lovely with a nice outdoor seating area and a stroll down the tree lined avenue would lift anyone's heart. Kudos to the OPW who, over the past few years, have transformed this place. There are house tours, concerts,... More 

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Celbridge, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a beautiful house with great surroundings. The house your is informative and fun. There is a lovely cafe on site. There are events all year with some great markets. The grounds are great for walking down by the Liffey and relaxing. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

family tour starts about 15eur while a self guided tour can be 12eur. The Palladio Georgian building was build by Connolly and designed by Pierce who was responsible for college green. There is a nice cafe in the back of the building on the west wing. You can take a walk around the meadow in front of the building down... More 

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Additional Information about Castletown House

Address: | Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West, Ireland
Phone Number: 1 628 8252
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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