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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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Beautiful house and river walks

Castletown House has an excellent tour full of history, architecture and antiques. It is a fabulous Palladian house designed by Alessandro for Connolly the Parliamentarian in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Castletown House has an excellent tour full of history, architecture and antiques. It is a fabulous Palladian house designed by Alessandro for Connolly the Parliamentarian in the early 18th century. The grounds are natural and beautiful with lovely walks. There are markets in the summer with lovely produce. The cafe is also very good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

gorgeous grounds , great staff. Lovely food- You can indulge after a lovely walk around the grounds or house tour- worth a visit !

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The house is beautiful inside it's a pity about the furniture that was sold but definitely worthwhile to see. Especially the Print room and Long Gallery with the ornate Murano chandeliers. The guide was very knowledgeable but gave to much history information as we ran out of time and had to be rushed through the first floor. If you have... More 

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dublin ireland
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

shame you cannot drive into house or car park from main st celbridge......you can walk in from main st celbridge....nice walk down avenue from main st about 10 minutes walk............ to drive in u must go up to galway road and come in from large roundabout ...you arrive at back of house...nice large free car park there and short 3... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our Tour Guide, Linda Byrne, was fantastic. She really knew her stuff but not only that she came across as someone who really enjoyed walking around this beautiful old house. I have been trying to visit Castletown for years and finally fulfilled a dream. Not disappointed. It is as beautiful inside as outside. After our great tour of the house... More 

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Skerries, Ireland
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the visit, we only got to do the house but we were escorted around by Grace, and she is the Font of All Knowledge, really her tour was fantastic, she is a brilliant guide, and a great raconteur. She was able to answer all our questions. The house is amazing, unbelievable stucco and so much original furniture, from... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A wonderful place to stroll around the grounds enjoying the splendour of the house as a backdrop. Well maintained paths make is suitable for walkers and buggies alike and for the more adventurous there is walks through the woods on the other side of the house. Some recent work has defined more paths and recreated a lake that is teeming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited Castletown over the wkend done a self guided tour where we got an brief history booklet at the beginning. Beautiful house. Also saw dolls house exhibition in display at the moment. Defo worth the visit.

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Kildare, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A beautiful place for a walk, steeped in history, the Speaker Connolly lived here with his wife Louisa and if you take the guided tour you will learn of its fascinating history, beautiful original panels, wallpaper and furniture, the cantilevered staircase is a wonder of engineering and the ballroom is exquisite. There are often free musical recitals here and a... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went here Sunday for a walk along the river, parking at the very limited space outside the Batty Langley gate entrance at the Leixlip end of the park, the walk here is gorgeous, passing the lovely Batty Langley Lodge ( which can be rented out as your own personal mini-castle : http://www.irishlandmark.com/property/batty-langley-lodge/). There are walkways set out but it... More 

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