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Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in...

With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.

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Amazing grounds and lovely coffee shop

We popped in here by accident in June 2016 and were blown away by it. The castle is something else, just massive and the grounds are stunning. The stables have been made into an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here by accident in June 2016 and were blown away by it. The castle is something else, just massive and the grounds are stunning. The stables have been made into an agricultural museum which is lovely and a lovely coffee shop. We went back to Wexford in Nov 2016 and it was the first place we wanted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to visit a superb castle and grounds this has to be the only place to go. It is only a few kilometres off the main Rosslare port road but worth the detour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Johnstown Castle on one of the warmest summer days of 2015. The Castle and gardens looked spectacular. Pity that the castle is not currently open to visitors - would have loved a look around. The museum in the courtyard is interesting, mostly agricultural naturally (as the name suggests!), but there are some other nice exhibits. There is a... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We visited on a sunny October afternoon. The leaves were turning colours from green to orange and red. A wonderful place to stroll with your dog on a lead where we met other dog lovers enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

On a visit to Wexford, we were driving to Slade castle but had wrong directions (bad TripAdvisor:( ) but on the way back, saw a sign saying 'Johnstown Castle' and thought we will have a look. Well, what a beautiful estate to visit. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the castle and some areas are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We visited this in early autumn. Given the State ownership I expected a good walled garden. However, it is just grass, which is a missed opportunity for development of what could be a fine attraction. The castle building is beautiful and very impressive but it is empty. There is a nice lake and walks but that is it.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Amazing place to visit, any time of the year. Completely unspoiled by tourist attractions. Little café which compliments the ambience of the estate. Gardens are maintained to a magnificent level. A fabulous family day out for all ages.

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Thank kathleenwalsh
County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I visited Johnstown Castle with a friend and we both enjoyed the stunning stately setting of the Castle with the many pathways that meander through the estate. We were very impressed by the wood land garden and the wonderful views enhanced by two lakes and ensure you visit the walled garden it is like a trip down memory lane to... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Johnstown Castle is a must if you are visiting Wexford. We have been there years ago but the exhibits have improved and are very interesting. Its more than interesting, fascinating in fact - especially the famine exhibition, poignant and thoughtful. The staff are also very helpful and friendly. A great insight into Irish farming and Irish life generally. The grounds... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This site is a very picturesque and quiet setting with plenty of walks and views. There are peacocks roaming the grounds and bring along some food for the water birds. However, having two separate entry prices depending on whether the agricultural museum is included is madness and excessive. There is serious potential for a top quality, well priced and accessible... More 

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