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Belvedere House and Gardens

Address: Mullingar, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 44 9349060
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
Stockbridge, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The walled gardens are beautiful any time of year. There is also a fairy garden for children. There are walks (short and long) through the forest, as well as a furnished castle, and the jealousy wall ruins, a Gothic arch, a gazebo, a lake and much more. It is a day outing for all ages.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was better at the time the previous owner sold it to Westmeath County Council. Since then it's character has been destroyed. For a place and setting that has so much potential it is a prime example of how not to do things. At the moment it's a nice place to go for a quiet walk. That's about all I... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Advertised as "a frightfully entertaining family friendly show" at Belvedere House in County Westmeath. (Website 28th October 2013) It cost us €26:50 and was a total waste of money and time. There was nothing "family friendly" about it, I would go as far as to say it was family unfriendly Here are the facts as I perceived them: The "entertainment"... More 

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Well this is a wonderful example of a walled garden. It is like "The Secret Garden" on steroids! the wall that surrounds it is very old and the quantity of different plants is outstanding. If you have ever desired to make a walled garden this would be an inspiration. There is wrought iron gates that you go through to get... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Nice gardens. Friendly and helpful staff. Nicely decorated restaurant. Clean. But one of the worse meal I had in a long time. Stay away from the coffee shop. The salads are bad, the cakes are worse. It should happen to the Chef what happened to the first wife of the Earl of Belvedere: be locked away for 30yrs! Belvedere house... More 

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Kells, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We got full use of our family ticket for about 4 years. Its the most beautiful place in the Midlands. Perfect for young kids in prams or just starting to walk. It has a 5 km forest walk plus lake, house, secret gardens. There is always an event from scruffs dog show for the not so groomed dog's to carnivals.... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went as a group if 8, kids and adults. The kids spied the play area as soon as they arrived and happily played there while we ordered lunch. We entered into the main stone bulit area which has an eclectic mix of period and modern furnishings. I expected basic fare for lunch but was delighted to see a modern... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Wonderful house with great Gardens complete with birds of prey, coffee shop and gift store too, great place for children, you can get to hold the falcons and owls and other birds, very informative

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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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197 reviews 197 reviews
122 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Must see the Jealous Wall and Belvedere House, The Victorian Walled Garden Belvedere is open to the public 7 days a week all year round.

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Longford, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Had a great day out. We visited with another family with 2 kids. The paths were smooth enough for the buggy and the scenery around the paths is varied and interesting, especially the Narnia Trail. We especially liked the fairy garden, though the hit of the day was the playgrounds for the kids and the thoughtfully placed playhouses just across... More 

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