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Address: | Exit 6, M4, Celbridge West, Ireland
Phone Number: 35316288252
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The grandest Palladian-style mansion in Ireland was built in 1722 for...

The grandest Palladian-style mansion in Ireland was built in 1722 for William and Katherine Conolly. Castletown is the first and largest mansion in Ireland and is just 20km from Dublin City Centre and sits on the banks of the River Liffey. The house is open daily for tours Mid March to the 31st October 2015. Guided Tours of the house: Monday to Saturday at 10.15, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Guided Tours on Sundays: at 10.15, 11am and 5pm. Self Guiding Tours of the house between 12pm and 5pm on Sundays. Admission fee to the house see website for prices. FREE admission to the restored 18th century parklands, open daily. For gate opening times see website or signs on site. Extensive events programme which includes: Children's art and craft workshops, free music recitals, parkland tours, evening concerts, 'Family nights' in the Courtyard Café for all this and more refer to website.

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Such an amazing house steeped in history, the tour guide Stephen was very knowledgeable and loves his job, the house is kept in pristine condition thanks to the wonderful work of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing house steeped in history, the tour guide Stephen was very knowledgeable and loves his job, the house is kept in pristine condition thanks to the wonderful work of the opw, it has amazing features, original wallpapers and art work, would love to attend some evening to hear the orchestra because the acoustics would be out of this... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very close to Dublin but feels worlds away! The house (inside and out) are lovely, as are the grounds. We stayed a few hours but probably could have made it a day by following the walking maps provided. The grounds and exterior are free to explore, but we paid for a guided walking tour of the inside,... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous Grand old House set in superb grounds and surroundings , the house has excellent tour guides who are very informative and friendly manner totally, Free Parking and a cafe to chill out and just take in the fresh air and calming surroundings , just outside Dublin in the village of Celbridge it is well worth a visit on a... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This house is being beautifully maintained and is a credit to all involved. Fantastic that such an amazing house is open to the public and in such condition Not 5 star only because the cafe lets it down and like it or not the cafe is The day we were there 3 staff relaxing, smoking, 2 customers waiting. Service not... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big open grounds with a lovely walk around the front of the house. Brings you down to the liffey. A few monuments around the walk. Great on a nice sunny day. There is also a little cafe in the house if your looking for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi we had a lovely visit to Castletown house today. Our tour guide was lovely. I had 2 young kids in tow and the guide was ever patient answering all types of mad questions. Obviously being a renovated stately home and a formal tour it is not an obvious choice for children but the guide told us they actually organise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very grand house and it is clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into, and in continuing to go into, restoring this house. Unfortunately most of the original furniture was sold off by past owners, however there is a lot of beautiful, old pieces in the house. The house tour really helps to bring... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Had a great tour guide in Stephen who was very informative and friendly towards us, showed us lots of very interesting features in the house and the history behind it and explained it all in a very lovely manner, good guide

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Karalee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Maybe we weren't expecting too much but Castletown House really took us by surprise. Absolutely wonderful place to visit. Free parking, and you only pay a minimal entry fee for a tour, 5 euros if you are a senior. The Print Room is unique in Ireland & GB in the original sense of the word.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Castletown House deserves to be included on all visits to Ireland. It is located in Celbridge which is an easy bus ride from Dublin on the No: 67. The gardens are extensive and beautifully maintained. It was lovely to see the gardens being enjoyed by local families. We took a tour of the house which lasted an hour and was... More 

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