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Castletown is the first and largest Palladian style 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 4th November 2018, access to the house is...more
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| Castletown House & Parklands, Celbridge W23 V9H3, Ireland
+353 1 628 8252
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All reviewsguided tourbeautiful housewell worth a visitinteresting historyfarmers marketprint roomextensive groundslast sundayold housegreat place to visitsconesexcellent tourcounty kildareoffice of public workscourtyard cafethe main housestately home
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Reviewed yesterday

Castletown house and gardens are really beautifully laid out for walking and very inviting. Loads of off-leash areas in the meadows for dogs make it a really appealing place for dog lovers

Thank PatriciaIRL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend here. Lovely place to visit for a park run, walk or tour. The cafe is great serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and have always had great service and food. Prices are very good too. Highly recommend

Thank DublinChips
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the irish history and you like to discover the exquisite interiors of old Manor Houses this place is a great start also the amicable and friendly staff and the guided tours, thank you Stephen, are great to follow and draw...More

1  Thank meilingepstein
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour is €10 and the self-guided tour is €8. We can highly recommend the guided tour. Catherine was brilliant - she is very knowledgeable but not a know-all. She was also very happy to answer our questions. We got a real insight into...More

Thank DublinMaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took relatives here and they were not disappointed, the house itself is a fine exemplar of early 18th century plasterwork and stone finishes. The house also has most of its original fittings and furniture which is a huge bonus. Staff could not be nicer and...More

2  Thank PaddingtonBear3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great comfortable B&B on a family farm. Owners were very accomodating and friendly. They know a lot about the history of the area! Didn’t have time to visit the 19th century workhouse a few kms away. It sure looks like a nice thing to do...More

Thank Pubatoustra N
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Inconsistent service and poorly managed. Friends left waiting half an hour after looking for service even though cafe was not busy.generally the waiting staff are pleasant but are in need of retraining. There is also inconsistency in the food re portion size, quality and how...More

3  Thank oloneclan
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The house dates from the 1700s and was furnished lavishly. After being purchased by the Guinness family in the 1960s and then turned over to OPW it has been lovingly restored with actual pieces owned by the family or period pieces where original furnishings could...More

Thank BearTraveler69
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Had a tour of the house. Fantastic history. So great we get to keep these houses. Plenty to do. There was a craft and food market on the way in and a lively cafe too. Parking is difficult. Glad we went early in the day....More

Thank AMWhelehan
Reviewed 19 June 2018

For a Saturday evening at 8.30, in a busy pub, the food was pretty good and there was plenty of it. Huge piece of cod for the fish and chips and a very generous serving of pork for the carvery dinner I had. Nice pudding...More

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26 May 2017|
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Response from Peter_01039 | Reviewed this property |
The hours vary at different times of year, but the vehicle and pedestrian gates allow access to the parklands for extended hours. From May through August, those gates remain open until 10:15 PM. TripAdvisor will not allow me... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from Alexandra P |
Playground now and fairy garden.lego exhibition at the moment also! Great place!