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Castletown House

R403 | Celbridge, Ireland
01/628-8252
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The grandest Palladian-style mansion in Ireland was built in 1722.

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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Upon recommendation from a work colleague I was keen to take my parents to this beauty spot both for the views, the history and the delightful cafe tucked away on the premises. Sunday mornings were made for this and vice versa. Despite the inclement weather it did not deter us from our leisurely stroll through the grounds of these stunning... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Surprisingly quiet visit. There were only 4 of us on this interesting house tour. The house and the history around it were very interesting and it was great to have the guide and house almost to ourselves. She was able to answer all our questions and was quite informative. It is a beautiful building and great to see. There is... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
121 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Castletown House is an 18th Century Palladian mansion. Set in large grounds. When you visit you can view with a guide or you can self guide. This mansion reflects Georgian times are their best in terms of the furnishings, colours and clothing. The entrance hall and staircase are great – pure white with marble fireplace and stucco walls – very... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Castletown House is set amongst some fabulous parkland close to the river Liffey. The tour lasted @50 minutes. Our guide was full of information particularly regarding the architecture - though I wasn't too interested in that. However she did tell us lots of stories about those that lived and worked in the house and how much work has gone into... More

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Portarlington, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Imposing and grand on the outside, the guided tour is well worth the time to open up it's secrets. Our guide was fantastic, despite being the end of the season, she was full of enthusiasm and knowledge about the house. Everything from the paintings, to the plasterwork to the layout of the corridors gives a glimpse of the highlife. Small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Probably one of my favourite places in Ireland - I've been to a lot of museums/houses etc and Castletown is just breathtaking! Such value for money - and it's such a beautiful house. Really transports you back in time. Our guide was lovely and so knowledgable and we were lucky enough to be the only two there for the tour.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was a great 'find', even though we had stayed in nearby Carton House a few times. The house and grounds are well worth a visit and particularly interesting and informative to get the guided tour of the house. Our guide was Helen and she really brought the history to life. I think it closes at the end of October... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Have lived near the place for 20 plus years and somehow never did a tour till last week. I was taken aback at how interesting it is. The tour guide was excellent and very helpful. The house is very interesting. There is also a lovely coffee shop with good lunches. The grounds are fantastic for a lovely stroll or a... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There is so much to do at Castletown House. Take one of the beautiful walks around the grounds, walk along the nature reserve or down by the River Liffey or stroll up the lime-tree lined avenue. Sit and watch the world go by in Mrs Siddon's Temple, take a tour of the beautifully restored house or have a bite to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is not a real castle as you would expect from the Midevil times but an upscale 1600 BIG HOUSE. More like a mini-palace. Off the regular sites , but worth the jump off the Highway M4. Small tours well guided. GO SEE IT. I was here 20 years ago whe this was in ruins, and the rebuilding over the... More

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