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“family day out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Birr Castle Demesne

Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Ireland
353 509 20336
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Birr
Type: Castles, Gardens, Cultural
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Clare Island, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“family day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

very good for a day of exploring. lots to do including a science centre focussing on the explorations of the castle family - interesting bunch! The grounds were amazing with well maintained walkways, benches and seats around and fabulous trees and rivers. The big telescope was awesome and the kids loved the bouncy trampoline and tree house. the cafe was closed but that gave us a chance to explore the town which was a nice midlands town.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cafe NOT open!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Big sign the the road outside the castle says "Cafe Open" - we arrive at lunch time, hungry and the cafe is closed. "Oh but the cafe is season" says the girl at the ticket office.....then why does the sign say cafe open?? Very annoying coz this is the reason we wanted to visit - to eat and then look at the grounds.

Visited November 2013
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Collingwood, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent over 4 hours wandering peacefully around the gardens, visiting the Science Centre, enjoying the colours of the vegetation, and taking numerous photos. There are so many trails to explore. If I lived in Birr I would definitely take advantage of the grounds on a regular basis.

Visited September 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“well maintained gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It was an informative tour of science rooms and encouraged childrens participation and great tree house for kids. The grounds were excellent and really well maintained, there was a large coach party in front of us so listened in on some of their tour guide information. A little disappointed the cafe was closed - unsure wether that is seasonal. Enjoyable.

Visited October 2013
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galway
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33 attraction reviews
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“Great Day our for kid and adults alike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

we were here last week,the whole place is fab, it is well organised to please adults and children, we didnt bring our kids on this visit but will certainly return with them in the near future.

Its an amazing spot, with a cafe, shop, science room, fab gardens and of course the observatory.

Go here, great value too.

Visited September 2013
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