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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Outdoors
Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish...
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Type: Castles, Outdoors
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.

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inverness
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited here yesterday , their is a lovely walk around the loch and the scenery is stunning well worth a visit, the museum is very interesting. The only thing that let it down was the staff in the restaurant they were unhelpful and disinterested. There was only one other couple when we were in yesterday but not a smile... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent hours here a few weeks ago and it certainly was money well spent. For €8 per person we got to visit the agricultural museum full of every item we remembered seeing in granny's house and all the tools used by farmers in the past. It was very interesting to read about where items had been donated from. There... More 

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Leicestershire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful castle ( unfortunately not yet open to visitors) awaiting renovation when, I imagine, it will be truly stunning! I testing agricultural exhibition and nice tea room.

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

For €3, sample huge gardens with your own map to wander around. You will no doubt meet the 4 x male peacocks as they wander around & we had the delight of meeting the peahen & her little chick, pottering along behind. What a sight. Walking the whole gardens will take an hour or two. We sample a cuppa in... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I spent half a day here exploring their gorgeous gardens, the museum and having afternoon tea in the cafe. It was a very relaxing day as the gardens are stunning. Plenty of perfect photo opportunities.

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ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went here on a lovely sunny day, this 19th century castle is fabulous, and the surrounding grounds make for a wonderful walk,plenty of peacocks wandering around, although you cant visit inside the castle theres still plenty to see and very inexpensive to visit,i would recommend it for young and old ,bring your camera , you definetly wont be disappointed .

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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