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Russborough House

Wicklow, Ireland
045/865239
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Ranked #7 of 17 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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Madison, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dereham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A nice way to spend the day... I visited Russborough House and was pleasantly surprised that to view the house you take part in a guided tour... what better way to learn the history. The guide was very knowledgeable and attempted to answer all questions asked. Whilst visiting it is also well worth taking a relaxing walk around the grounds,... More

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Barbados
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this house. Each room was amazing. Loved the intricate plasterwork especially in the ceilings. Also loved that we were allowed to take pictures which so few places seem to allow once inside. Definitely worth taking the time to visit

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