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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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Nice Day Out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

this is just such an historic place and sits above lismore and the blackwater and is well worth a visit.. the gardens are very beautiful and the castle has hosted some fairly illustrious VIPs in its day.. enjoy. when the weather is good the V and lismore is just glorious.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The gardens are beautiful and well worth a visit. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Also there is a lovely tea room and gallery which is good for a little break. Very tasty cakes and biscuits. Also there is an excellent playpark for kids if you have little ones.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gardens amazing, but like all outdoor amenities in Ireland, you need a fantastic day to enjoy it. Bring raingear!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The garden are beautiful but 8€ is a bit much. The castle is lovely and quite large. It was a nice stop on the way to the Ring of Kerry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Although the castle is closed to visitors, the gardens are more than adequate to sustain the senses on a leisurely stroll through parkland, pastoral, meadow, formal and informal gardens interspersed with artistic endeavors. Even for a non-gardener, Lismore offers an exquisite respite for the toured out traveler.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The weather may have been a big help as it was a lovely sunny day but we were constantly surprised at how lovely the whole experience was. We visited on a Sunday and there was a market outside which added to the atmosphere. Once inside we meandered our way around the two separate gardens using the visitors guide to explain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Just back from Lismore having journey across the Vee. Magnificent journey on a beautiful day with rhododendron in full exquisite bloom. Lismore castle garden are wonderful and although today I only strolled the upper garden the roses an peonies were in fabulous bloom. The backdrop of the castle is wonderful. We had coffee and cake - terrific value and gorgeous... More 

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Address: Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 58 54061
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Lismore

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