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Address: Liss Ard, Skibbereen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-28-71766
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These gardens are just fab. It's a super place for walks & is a fantastic place for kids. There are so many different paths to take. Been there several times but don't think I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Hayes27
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

These gardens are just fab. It's a super place for walks & is a fantastic place for kids. There are so many different paths to take. Been there several times but don't think I've seen it all yet. The view over the lake is beautiful and the sky garden itself is really cool. Lovely picnic spots around the place. Never... More 

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Thank Hayes27
Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The gardens all the way from the road to the lake comprise of well maintained paths in mature woodland. I found the map had sparse detail. The Sky Garden is very unusual and a strange structure. There is boating on the lake for house guests. A big bonus is that the gardens are free to public for about 3 or... More 

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Thank wearb
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We came here on one of the sunnier days of our holiday which made all the difference. Really lovely gardens, particularly the water gardens. However I felt my enjoyment was short lived, a few times we walked around in circles trying to find particular paths and walkways only to have been mislead by the signage or 'lack of'. This made... More 

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Thank DarkCat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Beautiful and restful. The landscaper has a way of allowing nature to frame aspects of itself that makes it into a series of natural paintings

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Thank Rob K
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing grounds. Great for a Sunday stroll with friends. The crator and the sky garden were definitely the highlight!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I try and visit Liss Ard every week as I live really close. It's such a beautiful place with great walks. The sky garden is just amazing! On a sunny day it's especially gorgeous - definitely worth a visit :-)

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Thank Skibbereen6
East Anglia
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153 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The gardens are extensive and beautiful. You could spend an entire day here. Free to park and wander. The only thing letting it down was the poor signage both outside and in the gardens. Wanted to visit the Sky Garden only to discover its shut on Fridays. Only mention to this was a sign on our way out of Liss... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

First of all, be aware before you visit Liss Ard that this is not an attraction set up with day visitors in mind: it is a hotel / estate and function venue which outsiders can visit at the owner/operator's convenience, and a lot of the time it doesn't appear to be very convenient at all. The restaurant and tearoom are... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a high light for the children as well as the adults, amazing gardens, especially the Sky garden. I could have spent the day here, as every area was so unique

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Thank georginaoc
Paphos, Cyprus
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

When visiting Skibbereen I used the gardens of Liss Ard for my daily walk and with over 200 acres to explore this was an enjoyable experience with a great variety of things to see

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