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Russborough House

Wicklow, Ireland
045/865239
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Wicklow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Now I don't usually like visiting 'Stately Homes' as they tend to be either over opulent or dreary. However Russborough House was neither. From the moment we entered we were really impressed with the blend of good taste and cosiness. Every room was glorious, and tastefully decorated. Our guide Nicola was really knowledgeable and really brought the house alive for... More

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Ridgewood, NJ
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61 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

During our CIE tour of the British Isles we had a stop at the Russborough House. It was a definite jewel during the trip. We received a thorough tour of the house by a well-informed local docent who clearly loved the house and was enthusiastic about the many fine furnishings. It seems that over the decades some of the paintings... More

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Portland, Maine
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Even though the "house" is out in the country, the tour of the home with all it's visual magnificence and paintings were outstanding. This is really an estate decorated in an elegant style. Enjoy!

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Newry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Came here with my mum today. Interesting and very informative tour given by Joan. The house is steeped in history- who knew so many famous people have passed through its doors- Fred Astaire, Jackie Onassis to name a few...amazing the place is in such good condition considering many other Irish houses of its type perished, and receives no government support.... More

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Visiting our cousins, in Dublin, we were taken to look at the house in October. We had a lovely guided tour by Nicola, who really knew her stuff. beautiful rooms with a fantastic history to go with it. Afterwards because weather wasn't brilliant, we went to the café, where lovely homemade food is served. It is in the original kitchen... More

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Cork Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

15 of us; family and close friends spent the weekend in the West Wing of Russborough House which is a self contained self catering accommodation. 15 of us allowed us to have the place to ourselves. It's magnificent, the final residence of the Beit family before they gave the their entire estate to the the Irish state, it's now a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We spent 17 days in Ireland and Russborough House was a highlight. The interior architecture is stunning and the tour guide wonderful. The sheep dog demonstration was outstanding. We also had lunch at the cafe that was excellent. We highly recommend.

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This home has an extensive art collection in every room. The ceilings throughout the home are all hand crafted plaster. The tour guide is very informative on the family, art, woodwork, books in the library and history. You will enjoy this tour and would be even better when there is a festival going on this estate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took both of them: sheep dog demo was Amasing.Carriage tour gave us full panorama of the house and the surroundings. Historical facts provided by the great farmer guy, helped us to enjoy and understand. Our daughter was delighted. We'll return soon with some friends.

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Brilliant place to visit ! Very peaceful and steeped in history. A step back in time ! Great tea rooms on site for you to enjoy.

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