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Castletown House

R403 | Celbridge, Ireland
01/628-8252
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Castletown House is one of Ireland's best kept secrets. Located just minutes from the M50, on the N4/M4 Galway/Sligo road and connected to Dublin... more »
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English first
dublin ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited Castletown House today and am still in awe of this beautiful house.The only complaint I have is the tour guides.They seem so bored and no passion for the house and local history.The children wanted to talk about 'The devil story' but up it was dismissed.This is the second tour I took and always feel the guides are bored and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have visited Castletown house twice now. I went once with girlfriends and coffee and enjoyed it so much I went back my children. The house is beautiful and the tour has something for everybody ..... It really is the stuff of Downton Abbey and a time gone by. The tour the second time was a bit different or maybe... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This fine mansion was built in the 18th century and is set a wonderful parkland of over 100 acres on the banks of the river Liffey..Arthur Guinness the famous brewer of the Black was born here in Celbridge and is buried a short distance from here.This great house was built for a William Connly who was a speaker of the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

May I first of all commend the OPW staff at this venerable institution...they were all excellent..both knowledgeable and engaging with the public. The tour of the house was most informative and a lot of work has been done in attempting to bring back as many of the original artefacts as possible.The Irish Georgian society should also be praised for all... More

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Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have visited this site over a number of years and what keeps bringing me back is the guided tours and the parkland. Every tour is slightly different, offering more information with each visit, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, I believe our tour guide this time was Grace. The parkland is absolutely stunning and has had so much... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Castletown House and grounds offer a lovely setting for walks, picnics and just enjoying the lovely countryside not too far from Dublin. It's a hidden gem. In the summer there are free concerts on Sundays and every last Sunday there is also a market for local produce and crafts. It's absolutely delightful for a family day out from Dublin. For... More

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Como, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

An amazing house! Fantasic tour guides who were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about 'Castletown House'. Beautiful decor - Venetian chandeliers, great plaster and wood work. Wonderful canter levered stairs. Breath taking!

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by Castletown House even though I had previously known it was one of the best kept big houses in Ireland. It is a fine specimen of Palladian neo-classical architecture with huge grounds for walks and admiring Georgian follies. It is a beautiful house which managed through good luck not to be destroyed like many of the... More

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Dublin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We love this place. The house itself (and free tour) is just wonderful. The OPW has done a wonderful job of keeping it well maintained. The grounds are vast with loads of walk ways etc. As the Liffey flows through the grounds, its a great place for fishing (unsure if you need a licence) or letting your children or dogs... More

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Benalmadena, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very nice old house to visit, you learn a lot of things about Irish history in that time of the century, guides are very helpfull and always ready for any question. Very interesting place to visit only 20 minutes drive from Dublin and tickets are only 4,5€!! after or before you can have a cup of tea with a scone... More

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