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Russborough House

Wicklow, Ireland
045/865239
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Wicklow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Description: A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Have just spend a delightful afternoon at Russborough House. Didn't do the tour but spent the time in the playground and doing the woodland walk. Brought a picnic and had a fantastic time. The cafe food looks very good so no need to bring a picnic next time. Can also recommend the ice-creams! Definitely will be returning.

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Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was the most beautiful "house" I have ever experienced. Every inch of the house and grounds are a work of art with a story to tell. i could stay there for a week and still not run out of new elements to soak in. My heart was broken to learn that they have been robbed before. To imagine some... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Russborough was recommended by several people and it didn't disappoint. A beautiful house and wonderful glimpse into the past. As impressive as the house was, walking the grounds and spending time with Michael Crowe was what made the day even more special. June Blake - her extraordinary gardens are in nearby Blessington - suggested the Woodlands walk, declaring it "magical"... More

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Dublin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A great house in name and nature. Well worth a visit. The family and associated history is very interesting but the house, gardens and maze are the stars. Displays in the basement are great make sure not to miss this attraction. The tour is €10 (if I remember right) and well worth it. The guide onour tour was really good... More

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Celbridge, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went to Russborough with a group Saturday 5 July. Did a Mansion / Maze/ 3D experience and Dog Trials combination. The staff were very helpful, and the "gang" enjoyed everything! Thanks Ann-Marie (Russborough) and Michael (sheep dog trials) for a great day out!

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Co. Dublin
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had only previously heard of Russborough House as the scene of some art robberies. On approach, the aspect you are presented with is of a rather dilapidated and weathered exterior (the house is over 300 years old) - so you do not expect much. Therein lies the surprise. The interior is in a surprisingly good shape with magnificent ceilings... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you're ever going to be romantic in wicklow it has to be in russborough house. The horse drawn carriage around the ground's of the estate, which is driven by a wonderful local man who is also an excellent source of information on the estate and local attractions . The refurbished café is a treat after a delightful walk around... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I'm a 20 year-old girl visiting Ireland for the first time. Today, I went on a tour of Russborough and fell in love. The home was so beautiful... I felt as if each room was better than the previous one! We spent a considerable amount of time with Michael Crowe on the grounds. He showed us how the sheepdogs herd... More

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Bray, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Thinking of somewhere to bring visitors, this is a great day out, take the scenic route over the Wicklow mountains and down into Blessington, The house is well worth a visit, the guide was excellent and informative. They have a lovely coffee shop/restaurant and the staff were very helpful, the view across the lake was lovely and the walled garden... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I decided to take a drive to Blessington and we found our way out to Russborough House. It was so much more than we were expecting. We first visited a couple of the Artisan shops and I wish I had money to spend! We then bought some lunch in the Tea Rooms and, whilst it was pricey,... More

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