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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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Amazing decor

In terms of interiors,especially in relation to ceilings, this is the best I have seen in Ireland. The tour guide Iris was fantastic. The estate is self funding so you can expect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Belfast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

In terms of interiors,especially in relation to ceilings, this is the best I have seen in Ireland. The tour guide Iris was fantastic. The estate is self funding so you can expect to pay for various activities but there is still lots to see and do with kids. My daughter loved the play park...the maze...and went crazy looking for fairies... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely Trip Advisor review. I'm delighted you enjoyed the visit , the guided house tour and also that the staff were so welcoming. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Naples, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited Russborough on our way from Kilkenny to Glendalough. It was an interesting stop with an excellent guided tour of the home that once housed a fabulous art collection including a Vermeer! Some are left but the priceless objects have been moved to the National Gallery in Dublin after two separate thefts. The house is in tough shape but... More 

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

Russborough wanted to acknowledge your kind words following your recent visit. Thank you for visiting, we are pleased you had an enjoyable time and please visit again or tell your friends about it. More 

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited on way from Dublin via Wicklow Gap route on way to Kilkenny. Although about 9 miles out of our way, we felt it was worth the effort. You must take a guided tour which are on the hour. Although we had missed the last tour by about 10 mins, they have award winning kitchen restaurant, and the vegetable soups... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip to Russborough and hope to see you again later in the year ! More 

Dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here on a drive back from Kildare. It was recommended to us. A great recommendation. We love house tours, this, by far, is the best tour of a house I have ever done. Our guide, Clodagh, was extremely knowledgable, friendly and I felt she really enjoyed her job. The artwork in the house is amazing... More 

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Ontario
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156 reviews 156 reviews
64 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had not heard of Russborough House before our visit that was included with our tour of Ireland. It is situated near the town of Blessington in Wicklow County at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. This is reputed to be the widest house in all of Ireland, and I can vouch for its grand expanse. It was built in... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

An easy drive from Dublin and a great day out, whatever the weather! The house is fascinating, especially the photography exhibition, and the sheepdog demonstration should not be missed. The shepherd, Michael Crowe, is easy to talk to and clearly loves explaining his craft. The woodland walk, however, is nothing special, nor are the rhododendrons in May.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had heard a lot about Russborough House and went there on a day trip during the May 2015 bank holiday weekend. Here is my opinion on the tour. Russborough House Tour: It was a good tour and very informative but was a bit rushed as there was another tour behind us. Hence we did not get much of a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great place for a visit and a walk, and the cafe is lovely too with lots of lovely "Irish Mammy" type ladies to take care of you. The food was very nice, i had an aubergine and courgette bake (with a soft drink) and my friend had tea and a scone, but the bill was over €20... just didn't feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friendly staff, nice cafe and good value for money and lovely nature walk for children fun and imaginative particularly the fairy houses.

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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arranged this event with Monica at Russborough House. She was so enthuastic. We were 48 cars and 90 people. She arranged two guides for us and we had a most interesting tour of the house. She also arranged for us to park together in front of the house. Its really important that the places we visit have suitable parking... More 

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