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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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Outstanding gem near Celbridge

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
PaulaGalvin
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Kildare, Ireland
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Kildare, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Courtyard Café Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare After a nice walk on the Castletown grounds, we went for a coffee at the Courtyard Café. In most restaurants / coffeehouses a customer is greeted with a warm welcome, not here though, staff seemed preoccupied amongst themselves. As for the cleanliness of this place, let’s say there is room for improvement.... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
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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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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Castletown, located just outside of Dublin in County Kildare, was one of the best castle tours we did in Ireland. The tour guide was informative and friendly. While walking through the house, you'll get to see some really neat plaster art work in the walls, a room that has photographs painted on it to make for conversation pieces and even... More 

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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 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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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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

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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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

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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