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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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Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Lovely house, well worth a visit, and lots to see, so grab a good lunch while you are there. Very friendly, helpful staff. Special note on our Guide, Ann, whose enthusiasm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely house, well worth a visit, and lots to see, so grab a good lunch while you are there. Very friendly, helpful staff. Special note on our Guide, Ann, whose enthusiasm and genuine passion for the house made it a thoroughly enjoyable and fun visit! Cafe staff were very patient as we organised lunch for our large party! Had forgotten... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to send in a review with your thoughts. It is much appreciated . I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I will pass on special thanks to Ann, your tour guide . More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful secure playground with a separate maze. Fantastic woodland walks ... The house is magnificent and worth taking the tour, the basement is amazing with its Byte film footage is very interesting. Lovely coffee shop on site

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to send a review of your experiences at Russborough . We are glad you enjoyed your visit and please visit again sometime ! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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191 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I must agree with some of the other reviewers who feel that the tour is quite rushed. An hour to appreciate the beauty in this wonderful Palladian Villa is pushing it. Even so, we really enjoyed the tour and we feel that the guides should emphasise the importance of a visit to the downstairs part of the house with its... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments which we shall take on board to further improve future visitors experiences. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit, only a short journey outside Dublin, and well signposted so you cant possibly get lost. The tour takes about fifty minutes or so, and the guide was really good and made it very enjoyable. The rooms are lovely, and you get to see quite a bit of the house, plus if you feel like it you... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for your review as we appreciate all feedback in order to improve the facilities for future visitors. Please tell your friends !! More 

County Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Our family of 6 had a lovely few hours here. There is a nice tour of the house and the guide is excellent and very informative. The kids enjoyed the play area and maze. There are very nice walks around here and a lovely coffee shop. It is very reasonable and we would recommend it to others. The only negative... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which we appreciate. Glad you enjoyed the day - despite the wasps ! More 

La Oliva, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

An absolutely beautiful house - each room more amazing than the last. Have never seen such extraodinary plaster ceilings in all the many big houses we have toured (which must be well over one thousand by now). Definitely the most perfect and stunning building in Ireland. Downside: guided tours. These are never the ideal way to see a house and... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do welcome all feedback from visitors in order to improve the visitor attraction for future guests. More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Was here two years ago for a guided tour and we loved it. Visited again today we staying at the nearby golf hotel. We were lucky enough to have the sun out and shining today so went to the playground at the back to pass the time. We then booked a ride on a horse-drawn carriage and got tickets for... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. All feedback is much appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed the day out with your family. Please tell your friends !! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited with husband and two kids We had a deal rush ticket Valued at €30.00 House is absolutely beautiful and grounds are immaculate Walks are lovely and kids really enjoyed it Sign said family ticket €30 included the maze but reception said not on our ticket despite our ticket being valued at €30 They wanted €6 for the maze.. No... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. I shall look again at the specific point you made about the family ticket for €30 not including the Maze. Thank you for alerting me to this issue. More 

Bucharest
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you are in Dublin for several days, this is a choice for 1/2 day trip to see a wonderful house and get the understanding of the life and style of rich people in Ireland. House tour with guide takes about an hour, but you can spend the rest in the gardens. Unfortunately, not all of the art collection is... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review . All feedback is much apppreciated. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Russborough House is a Magnificent House. The interiors and details are plentiful and it's history fascinating. But Russborough House seems to be slowing transforming into Theme Park, with attractions more based on keeping the kids minds off the visit than giving them an opportunity to experience something that is becoming scarce. The Gift shop is overladen with the same "souvenirs"... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which we appreciate and, like all Trip Advisor comments, we shall take into consideration your views on the house, parklands and signage. More 

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