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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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THE JEWEL OF ALL HISTORIC HOUSES- A MUST-SEE!

The couple. the Beits, who left this lovely historic house to the Irish nation must be thanked. No wonder they were given honorary Irish Citizenship! They both decided to remain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The couple. the Beits, who left this lovely historic house to the Irish nation must be thanked. No wonder they were given honorary Irish Citizenship! They both decided to remain in Ireland, even after being robbed of priceless artwork FOUR times! This house is lovely. So many personal items. The couple were really beautiful and entertained a lot. For photographers,... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Russborough was a complete joy and the icing on the cake was Michael Crowe's sheepdog trials. He provided a uniquely edifying experience with warmth and humour. We were transported into the world of the Wicklow sheep farmer, 'Far from the Madding Crowd', and the beautiful Wicklow countryside was our backdrop. This is experience of an authentic... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Didn't even know this existed until friends visited. There's loads to do, house tour, horse and carriage rides, playground, art and craft studios, a maze, and the fairy trail. There's no cover charge but they are bringing one in, about €5 per car. Everything else is individually priced. We got there late in the afternoon and had brought a picnic... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our walking group completed The Blessington Greenway and finished at Russborough House. The tour of the house is well worth doing. Its a detailed tour with plenty to see and all the guides are fantastic. The grounds are really impressive especially Lady's Island and all its Fairy Doors! There is a great kiddies playground and other attractions such as sheep... More 

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

Many thanks to the walking group who visited Russborough along the Blessington Greenway ( and hopefully the Greenway will be extended over the years to take on extra parts of the Blessington lakes) and very glad you enjoyed the visit. More 

Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Friends of the Hunt Museum had a great day in Russborough House today. FAB tour with Joan. Great efficient service and food in the tea rooms from Julie and her staff. lovely visit to the walled garden and thanks to the volunteers who patiently answered all questions. Will be back to try the maze and sheepdog trials!

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

Many thanks to the Friends of the Hunt Museum for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the tour and the tea rooms and do please come back another time for the Maze and sheepdog demonstrations which are really great. Michael and his two sheepdogs are just magic ! More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Palladian façade is very similar to another Georgian country house Castletown (which is situated about 1/2 an hours drive away) You can only go around the house on a guided tour. However we were one of only 4 on the tour and the guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which made the tour very enjoyable and informative. The tours... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Russborough and sending in your review . We are glad that you enjoyed the visit and sorry that the Walled Gardens were not open . Volunteers look after the 18th century Walled Garden and they are always open on Wednesdays and Saturdays so those are the best days to see the great work that these RHSI... More 

South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have seen it written that Russborough House is often described as the most beautiful house in Ireland. I don't know that I would agree, it certainly is the widest and quite attractive in its design. The only way to see the interior is by a guided tour and our guide Nicola was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour with Nicola the local guide. I'm sorry you thought the entrance was too commercial but we do have to generate income wherever we can in order to keep the house and parklands open. Russborough is an independent trust and we receive no regular support from Government for the... More 

Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Address: Address: Wicklow, Ireland
Phone Number: 045/865239
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Wicklow

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