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Russborough House

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Address: Wicklow, Ireland
Phone Number: 045/865239
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Description: A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous...
A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.
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Fun and beautiful home tour with something for everyone

We spent an early afternoon visiting this historic Irish estate. The most recent owners were art collectors:world class-many items go back and forth between the National Gallery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Morganton, North Carolina
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Morganton, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We spent an early afternoon visiting this historic Irish estate. The most recent owners were art collectors:world class-many items go back and forth between the National Gallery. The house tour was wonderful-led by Joan who is knowledgeable on both the architecture and art of the home. Outdoors are pastoral walks, a maze to explore as well as a playground .... More 

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Kilcullen, Kildare, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visit Russborough House regularly. I have family connections to the place in the past. We have young kids who love to do the walk & then play in the well appointed playground. The cafe has tasty treats too and the toilets are always spotless. I am planning on doing the tour shortly (without my kids in tow!).

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Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was our second visit to this house with 3 young children, it's a lovely old 18 century house with working "shops" in the courtyards, The house does a very good tour but you don't need to do this to enjoy a visit. The grounds are great for a medium sized walk with good views of the lakes. The grounds... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A group of my friends and I had a magical day here last July. We ate in the cafe when we arrived as the house tour had started. The tour guide was excellent-she really knew her 'Russborough'. Museum in the basement was very informative and so interesting. We took a walk around the grounds-well signposted. All in all a wonderful... More 

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Delgany, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am Chairman of a Pensioners Association and we visited Russborough in October 2014. The visit was a truly great experience. The building itself, the superb contents and the links to another time were magic. The old stereographic photos taken by the family from trips around the world added a private family dimension to the experience The gardens were great... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On the outskirts of Dublin (you do need a car to get there) lies this great 18th mansion. The surroundings are gorgeous and if, like us, you were lucky to get your own private tour, it was really enjoyable. The basement holds a small museum of the history of the house where you can see (and hear) lots of details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Russborough House is a very unique place to visit. The staff are outstanding. The cafe is beautiful and has a nice atmosphere. The tour through the house takes you into a different world. The estate itself also invites you to wonderful walks. They do have a beautiful rhododendron garden. A playground must also be mentioned. Kids and adults alike enjoy... More 

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Newbridge, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Gives a wonderful sense of stepping into another world and another time without being over the top. House beautifully preserved and gardens are a dream. It is lovely to walk through the grounds at the back of the house. Lovely food served in the cafe. Such friendly staff throughout the whole experience. This one is highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Over the past few years the Board of Trustees for Russborough House have brought it back to its former glory and are still striving to improve further. The tour of the house itself is a must but the walks around the demesne and a visit to the secret garden make it a special outing. The courtyards have various artisans demonstrating... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My wife loves old architecture and to be able to see Russborough in all its glory with such free access was an absolute treat. We dressed in our wedding outfits and wandered around at our leisure with the whole house lit only by candles as it would originally have been. All this followed by a delicious meal made for a... More 

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