We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castletown House

R403 | Celbridge, Ireland
01/628-8252
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    56
    10
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kildare, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portarlington, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kildare, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kildare, Ireland
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ireland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I last visited Castletown House about 30 years ago, so when our local Retirement group decided that was our first tour, I was interested to see if it was as good as I remembered - it wasn't, it was much better!! My Partner wasn't able to do much walking, so left the tour pretty early - I felt so sorry... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Limerick, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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 :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
belfast
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Castletown House also viewed

 
County Meath, Province of Leinster
 

Been to Castletown House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing