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Russborough House

Address: Wicklow, Ireland
Phone Number: 045/865239
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Wicklow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.

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Delgany, Ireland
2 reviews
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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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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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6 attraction 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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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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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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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58 attraction reviews
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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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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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