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Castletown House

R403 | Celbridge, Ireland
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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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Limerick, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to go here for ages and wasn't disappointed. This house is a wonderful place of interest and history and made even better by our guide ( a lady with a dark bob) who was full of knowledge and loves her job. The ceilings are amazing, the print room, it's a fascinating place. More people should go :)

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

beautiful grounds and walks, free entrance, only charge for house tour[4euro] but well worth the tour, just of M4 and easy access, free parking in safe surroundings, well worth the visit, whatever the weather

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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have to say I have been on the ground walking loads of time but the guided tour of the house is out of this world, its in great conduction and great place to bring kids for history lessons.

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderfulness and tour guide. If you go make sure to visit the famine grave yard about a ten min walk away. Then compare that to the graveyard at the entrance to the estate. Made my blood boil!!!!!!!!! Lovely walks on the estate too. Worth a visit for a family day out of a sunday

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Castletown House is a fabulous Palladian mansion, with beautifully restored interiors dating back hundreds of years. Accessible by bus from Dublin and the surrounding towns (like Maynooth), it has a nice walk to the house and lovely grounds. And the Courtyard Cafe has very tasty fare for very reasonable prices.

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North Wales
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visited because we were in the area for a wedding. On the day of our visit entry was free. As National Trust members in UK we have visited many similar places. This house gives extensive access, is very impressive and the staff very knowledgable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited castletown house on the start of a weeks stay at home holiday and what a start...A fantastic house and parkland...Our tour guide was fantastic....and my love of great irish houses was truly met the interiors and history in castletown are so interesting....The cafe is also a lovely relaxing place.. as I live only 40 minutes away I will... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The house and surrounding grounds are a must visit when in Celbridge! With kilometres of walkways and many paths available this is a great place for walkers and dog walkers alike. The markets held here during the summer months always have great stalls and food.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This house is a wonderful Palladian-style building that's been renovated and rescued in recent years. Some of the contents are almost unique, and the guided tour is informative and knowledgable. The tour lasts almost an hour, and the area around is lovely for walks. Can't think of a better way to spend Saturday afternoon, or a day in the school... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I really enjoyed the ride out to Cellbridge, Kildare, CO where the house is located. The house and the land are beautiful and so worth a trip out there to see it for yourself. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Please add it to your itinerary. You won't be sorry.

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