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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
+353 53 918 4671
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make... more » Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks. « less
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Johnstown castle and gardens are beautiful. Lovely walks around the gardens. Agriculture museum is great layout with lots to see. Lovely wee tearoom called 'peacock tearoom'. Lovely fresh food. Though out our walk around the garden we were greeted by the beautiful peacocks roaming around enjoying the sunshine like us. Hopefully one day they will open up the castle to... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum and were most impressed with the displays of agricultural machinery also some bicycles. The Famine display is excellent and gives a most detailed story of the famine in Ireland and the devastion of the potato crops.

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went for a walk around here after some local friends recommended it to us and it was well worth the €3 per adult and €1 for our 6 year old son, we live in cornwall and have been round quite a few gardens but this one is my favourite, it is stunning, picture perfect castle, lovely lake walks, loads... More

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We spent several hours walking the grounds and a had a great lunch in the Peacock Cafe.The museum was really interesting learnt a lot about the potato famine. The staff are really helpful and friendly. I hope my Granddaughter can get married there one-day - top venue for photos.

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Riverstick, Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved this place although you can't go into castle the grounds are fab and the museum was really interesting well worth a trip there

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Called in here and was pleasantly surprised, the gardens and lakes are lovely to walk around. This is topped off with a stop at the Peacock Cafe which has excellent food with a generous size for a very good price.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautify spot for a walk and a picnic, the grounds are well maintained and fantastic for photos. Well worth a trip. (The castle itself isn't open to public). Great for kids to run around and let off some steam.....

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Wexford, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just outside Wexford town so a car is advised, but once you are there it is a treat of a day out...we just strolled around and then popped into the museum and cafe, where I had the best rhubarb pie I've had for a long time. If you have kids though and the weather is good, it's a great place... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful grounds, peaceful, clean and well-maintained. Great for families. The agricultural museum is understated. It displays an extensive collection of tools, equipment, gadgets, household items, etc. which were part of Irish farming life. A very comprehensive exhibition on the Irish famine. The kids' quiz was a great hit, with answers to the questions scattered throughout the museum. At the end... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was a great day from start to finish. If I could give one critique, a little bit of staff training in both the cafe and the museum reception areas would serve well. The museum is fantastic and I love to see the house restored to it's former glory. Overall a great day out

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