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Russborough House

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Address: Wicklow, Ireland
Phone Number: 045/865239
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A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous...

A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.

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Fairy Trail

Enjoyed an afternoon at Russborough House and Parklands. Can't comment on the house itself as we only purchased tickets for the outdoor facilities. Our young children enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paula L
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed an afternoon at Russborough House and Parklands. Can't comment on the house itself as we only purchased tickets for the outdoor facilities. Our young children enjoyed the maze and playground but the fairy trail really captured their imagination. The walk takes you to an island where you look for the fairies' houses on the tree trunks and identify which... More 

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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the worst place I have ever visited but after driving for 2 hours to get there I was a little underwhelmed. Maze was disappointing compared to some others I have visited. Gardens are nice for a bit of a walk. Playground keeps kids occupied for an hour or so.

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Thank Ken B
eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments . We do our best to improve the facilities and attractions year on year, on a limited budget, so please visit again next Summer to see the improvements we plan to undertake this Winter. If you didn't try the guided house tour and 3D interactive exhibiton indoors and the fairy trail or sheepdog... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Russborough House. Beautiful place. Excellent scenery. Kids had a ball in the playground, on the fairy walk and a 3 km walk around the perimeter of the grounds. Birds of prey centre was well worth a visit. Lovely place for a family day out and very reasonable admission fee. Highly recommend it.

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments and glad you enjoyed the visit. Hope to see you all again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of mums and 7 kids all under the age of 6 arrived at Russborough house this afternoon, wow what a gem only 45 minute drive from where we live. A very safe environment for young children. Fantastic playground, beautiful fairy forest, and a good long walk which turned into an adventure for all the little ones. The birds... More 

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Thank Sinead B
eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your comments and all the staff here are delighted you enjoyed the day. We would be very pleased to welcome you all again on another occasion. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just back after a lovely visit to Russborough House which was the Home of the Beit family. The interior Decoration, Furnishings and Ornate Plaster Ceilings should not be missed and worth a visit on their own, add to that the unique Art collection,Pictures Photographs and Films gathered by the Beits. Had lunch and then called to the Artisan workshops in... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review which is appreciated by all staff at Russborough. Glad you enjoyed the visit and hope you can visit again later in the season perhaps to see the sheepdog demonstrations and/or the recently opened National Bird of Prey Centre. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the tour of the house. It's well worth a visit. I took two American friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The house, it's architecture, decoration and beautiful paintings. The staff are lovely and very helpful. We saw a sheepdog demonstration, visited the walled garden and took on the challenge of the maze. Those males who think... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments which the staff at Russborough always greatly appreciate. You seem to have visited quite a few of the attractions but we hope you will be able to return later in the season for another visit and perhaps to see the recently opened National Bird of Prey Centre on the west side of... More 

Paris, France
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tour, very interesting, lots of information, you can visit the downstairs by yourself which tells the story of the last owners, old films, photographs etc Overall the tour and visiting the downstairs would take at least 2 hours. We visited in the afternoon so once we were finished we hoped to get a cup of tea etc but the... More 

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eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the review of your time here. Glad you enjoyed the guided house tour and the self guided exhibition and sorry that the tea rooms had closed for the evening.Hopefully you might visit again later in the year. More 

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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place to go with the family. It has a lovely playground that's free. It also has a fairy trail and a maze but you have to pay for these. 😕

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Thank Ceira R
eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed the visit. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I visited Russborough House during the week, what an amazing place, the lovely gentleman (tour guide) that showed us around the house was very knowledgeable and made the whole tour very interesting, he was even interacting with a few of the children, and this kept them very much engaged. We also ventured into the maze, what a... More 

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Thank Karen S
eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and we are very pleased you enjoyed the day and the attractions. Perhaps you will visit again later in the season to experience the sheepdog demonstrations or the National Bird of Prey centre. More 

Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Russborough House on a weekend especially for the sheepdog presentation and we greatly enjoyed that. It took about one hour and from a local shepherd we learned a lot about the type of dogs as well as the different breeds of sheep. We were quite amazed how fast the dogs reacted to the different commands and whistles.... More 

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Thank Anja G
eric56wicklow, General Manager at Russborough House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Russborough and for your comments. As you say, Michael and his sheepdogs are really entertainig and provide great entertainment on a day out. We hope you can visit again pehaps to see the recently opened National Bird of Prey centre and their weekend flying display. More 

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