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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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An enjoyable, relaxing and educational visit.

The guided tour of this historic Palladian country house is by itself well worth the trip and entrance fee. However, combined with it's garden(s), parkland walks, play area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
IrelandSean
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County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guided tour of this historic Palladian country house is by itself well worth the trip and entrance fee. However, combined with it's garden(s), parkland walks, play area, maize, craft shops and Tea Rooms (restaurant), it offers a great day out for both young and old. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and her delivery was easy to follow. The house... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind review which the staff at Russborough fully appreciate. The guided tour is the jewel in the crown but ,as you say, there are many other attractions to experience. Hopefully you will be able to return later in the season for the sheepdog demonstrations ( usually Saturday or Sunday) or the Bird of Prey Centre which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A family of two children aged 5 and 4 with their parents and grandparents all set out for a family trip. Russborough House from the leaflet looked like a good place to go and we were not disappointed when we arrived to find a beautiful house to look around snd hear the history, a fairy garden to walk around although... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed for your generous review . On behalf of the staff at Russborough we are delighted that you had such a varied and successful day and we hope to see you again later in the season perhaps. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting. Lovely walks. Nice people. Maize is good fun. Very good guide. I would definitely recommend it and include in a visit to Avon Ri

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

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the visit and guided tour of the house. Hopefully you will be able to make a return visit later in the season perhaps t enjoy the sheepdpg demonstrations or the recently opened Bird of Prey centre. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go to Russborugh for lots of reasons. You can enjoy the building - this is one of the finest Palladian palaces in the country. You can enjoy the interior - the ceilings are amazing, the furnishings fascinating and the art collection interesting. This you can do if you take the tour which costs 12 euro and is well... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review of Russborough and we are delighted you managed to experience so many of the attractions. Certainly a place to visit whether it is raining or dry ! More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place to visit...took our two 7yr old grandsons, who were delighted doing the Fairy trail, the maze and had great fun in the play area. We had lunch in the restaurant where the food was amazing with lovely friendly staff. There is a beautiful walk which anyone visiting may like to do. Very reasonably priced at 15 euro for... More 

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

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the visit . Hopefully you might be able to return later in the season perhaps to see the sheepdog demonstrations or the Bird of Prey centre which has recently opened. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a joy to listen to our wonderful tour guide Joan as she shared some of the history of this special house. Each room is filled with glorious paintings, fabulous furnishings and the ceilings are works of art in themselves. Even if you know nothing about art or architecture you can still appreciate the beauty that is Russborough. Leave... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely review and delighted you enjoyed the wonderful house tour with Joan and then the self guided exhibition in the lower floor. It certainly is a challenge to keep the house and grounds open in terms of the huge costs for repair and maintenance to the 275 year old estate . We reinvest all income into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an enjoyable few hours here being shown the house and then having a walk around the grounds. There are some craft workshops but not all open on the day we visited.

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

Thank you for visiting Russborough and glad you enjoyed the visit. Do please visit again during the season, perhaps to experience the wonderful sheepdog demonstrations and / or the recently opened Bird of Prey centre. More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best known residents, dating from the early 1950s, were undoubtedly the Beits. Before our tour we visited the fascinating exhibition in the basement, with its lovely vaulted ceilings, covering the history of the house and its owners, with most focus on the last. It showcases the passionate interests of the Beits, notably travel, music and photography. A private cinema... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed for the very comprehensive review of your visit to Russborough. If you ever would like to guide at Russborough I'm sure you would have the aptitude for it after reading your comments about the house tour ! Hopefully you might be able to visit again later in the season to see the sheepdog demonstrations or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken around by Joan our tour guide. She knew what she was talking about and delivered the tour very well. It is a large house, and it would suit someone that enjoys artwork as the house has a lot. I didn't come away feeling "wow" or "that was fantastic". I'm not sure what it was it was just... More 

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

Thank you for your comments which we take on board alongside other visitors' feedback. Unfortunately, the house and estate just wouldn't be able to survive and remain open to the public without generating forms of income like a €2 all day parking fee ( I note that all Coiltte forestry parks charge €5 per day for parking). The repairs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most fantastic day out at Russborough House, first we did the house tour which was very interesting and then we walked down to the National Bird of Prey Center, this is an amazing place, the birds are just so beautiful and majestic peering down at you, the owners are clearly passionate about what they do and are... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review and glad you enjoyed the guied house tour and especially the newly opened Bird of Prey centre. The flying displays are really fantastic and well worth a visit. Hope you can visit again later in the season. More 

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