We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The most beautiful Castle”

Lismore Castle Gardens
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Lismore
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Owner description: Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery are situated on the edge of the heritage town of Lismore, the proud winner of numerous Tidiest Town awards. Visitors are invited to wander in the historic gardens, arranged over seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls of Lismore Castle. The gardens are said to be the oldest continually cultivated gardens in Ireland and they offer spectacular views of both Lismore castle and the surrounding countryside of the Blackwater valley. Featuring a wide variety of beautifully maintained plants and trees, as well as a permanent sculpture collection, Lismore Castle Gardens is one of the highlights of The Waterford Garden Trail, which includes fifteen gardens around Co. Waterford. Please note the castle itself is a private residence and is therefore not open to visitors. Entry to the garden includes access to the contemporary art gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, which hosts exhibitions of Irish and international artists. There is also a small refreshment counter and a reading room, plus art materials available for children. Visitors might also enjoy other attractions located within walking distance of the gardens. These include Lismore Cathedral, the Heritage Centre and Lady Louisa's walk, as well as a number of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Please note due to the historic nature of the gardens and the naturally steep terrain of the ground, there are some unavoidable limitations on access for visitors who use a wheelchair or are less mobile. The gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, is occasionally closed for installation of temporary exhibitions, please contact us for full details.
Reviewed December 27, 2009

I have been to Lismore, and Lismore Castle gardens many times.
I believe that it is the most beautiful castle in the world.
Just to look at it from the bridge that crosses over the river is breath taking.
The gardens are open to the public at certain times and there is a fee.
The inside of the castle is not open to the general public. However,
people can make arrangements to stay on holiday inside the castle. You must book in advance and it does cost a lot of money.

2  Thank irish777Virginia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (220)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"art gallery"
in 18 reviews
"berlin wall"
in 21 reviews
"head gardener"
in 7 reviews
"farmers market"
in 4 reviews
"full bloom"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 9 reviews
"private residence"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"lovely spot"
in 3 reviews
"entry fee"
in 3 reviews
in 3 reviews
"castle gardens"
in 6 reviews
"kitchen garden"
in 3 reviews
"vegetable garden"
in 3 reviews
"lord and lady"
in 4 reviews
"lovely tea room"
in 3 reviews

203 - 207 of 220 reviews

Reviewed September 15, 2009

It was a cold wet day and we were looking forward to a tour of the Castle, but when we entered the Courtyard, we were abruptly told by a member of staff who had driven past us (without even glancing our way but parked outside the grounds) that the Castle was shut, the Duke was in residence. Three other cars had pulled in to view the Castle, and were also disappointed. We were told we could walk around the outside of the Castle (in the pouring rain) for eight euros each though! Surely the Castle should always be open to the public when promised on their website?

2  Thank mrsoverall123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Brettemans
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 7, 2017
Google Translation

Thank Giuseppina11-53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Jjvcia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lismore Castle Gardens also viewed

Lismore, County Waterford
Lismore, County Waterford
County Waterford, Province of Munster
Lismore, County Waterford

Been to Lismore Castle Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing