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Address: Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 58 54061
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Description: Owner description: Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery are situated on the...
Owner description: Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery are situated on the edge of the heritage town of Lismore, the proud winner of numerous Tidiest Town awards. Visitors are invited to wander in the historic gardens, arranged over seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls of Lismore Castle. The gardens are said to be the oldest continually cultivated gardens in Ireland and they offer spectacular views of both Lismore castle and the surrounding countryside of the Blackwater valley. Featuring a wide variety of beautifully maintained plants and trees, as well as a permanent sculpture collection, Lismore Castle Gardens is one of the highlights of The Waterford Garden Trail, which includes fifteen gardens around Co. Waterford. Please note the castle itself is a private residence and is therefore not open to visitors. Entry to the garden includes access to the contemporary art gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, which hosts exhibitions of Irish and international artists. There is also a small refreshment counter and a reading room, plus art materials available for children. Visitors might also enjoy other attractions located within walking distance of the gardens. These include Lismore Cathedral, the Heritage Centre and Lady Louisa's walk, as well as a number of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Please note due to the historic nature of the gardens and the naturally steep terrain of the ground, there are some unavoidable limitations on access for visitors who use a wheelchair or are less mobile. The gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, is occasionally closed for installation of temporary exhibitions, please contact us for full details.
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Beautiful garden

Lovingly restored and presented gardens, a joy to wander around and finish with a coffee and slice in the tea room before visiting the Exhibition room. We were lucky to view the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lovingly restored and presented gardens, a joy to wander around and finish with a coffee and slice in the tea room before visiting the Exhibition room. We were lucky to view the gardens and outside of the castle in bright sunshine - speccy - well presented history of use and habitation.

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Wheatley, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

4 Canadians on a 16 day tour around Ireland. There is a great view of the castle if you walk the trail to the bridge but other than that you can not really get a good view of the castle. The walled gardens on the high ground include a fruit orchard and the lower gardens are mostly trees with statuary.... More 

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La Oliva, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Walked down the drive to the gatehouse but 8 Euro admission?!! To a garden. A joke. Needlessto say we didn't bother and, having read the reviews on here, are we glad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Spectacular gardens with lots of different plants, fruit and veg. Some nice artwork and great views. It is a working garden and staff are busy throughout and they also have plants for sale. Not great for wheelchairs and buggies as they have to be carried upa fair few stairs to get to the gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We loved the fact that we could take our dog with us around the gardens. The little trails with details of lots of the trees, plants and shrubs. 'In bloom' details given on entry. Some nice pieces of art around the grounds. The kitchen gardens to die for. The current art exhibition was disappointing (Perseverance of Objects) and is in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I spent several hours walking around and enjoying the gardens and various artwork scattered throughout the property. The highlight for me was seeing the two pieces of the Berlin Wall... It left me a little awe struck! Worth a visit.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This has to be the BEST garden we've ever visited. Its just breathtaking. The attention to detail, variety of plants & landscaping is superb. Simply LOVED it & would thoroughly recommend. They are also part of the gardeners World 2 for 1 scheme. Not sure about the two pieces of the Berlin Wall or indeed the pink sculpture thingy but,... More 

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you like gardening this is well worth a day out. Gardens are very well laid out and there are lots of interesting plants and flowers as well as fruit and veg. A little pricey at €8 per adult. We usually visit once a year

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This garden is part of the Castle which is a private home currently. The Gardens are lovingly tended and have examples of meadows, shrubs, a beautiful veggie patch as well as lawns and greenhouses. You really get a sense of calm there. The art gallery and tea shop is worth a visit. Try the Baldwins local ice cream. Local produce... More 

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

what a beautiful place its hard to describe without people thinking it can nt be that nice but it so is, we went there on a beautifull sunny day in May. The town is like something out of a chocolate box its so perfect. We went to the Church of Ireland Cathedral. It is just so steeped in history I... More 

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