Windmill Lane Recording Studios

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Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Windmill Lane Recording Studios
5
from €22.36
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
About
Windmill Lane Recording Studios have been capturing music history since 1978. The list of artists the studios have worked with includes Kate Bush, U2, The Cranberries, The Rolling Stones, Hozier, Lady Gaga & Westlife. The Visitor Experience tour is an unprecedented opportunity to step beyond the studios famous metal doors and receive an exclusive, immersive and highly memorable experience. Please note, Windmill Lane Recording Studios is a working recording studio so advanced booking is essential.
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  • Grand Canal • 5 min walk
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Gráinne
1 contribution
Great for music lovers!
Sep 2020
Myself and my friend had a great time at this tour, such a wealth of knowledge & stories from our guide. A really special place to see!
Written 16 September 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review, We are delighted you and your friend enjoyed! Best, Joanna
Written 17 September 2020
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Eamonn D
8 contributions
Top Tour!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Fantastic tour and couldn’t recommend highly enough. Staff were very friendly and looked after everybody with tsocial distancing and safety while still maintaining a fun experience.

If you want to stand in the place where hundreds of top world musicians created classic albums, this it the place. You even get the opportunity to mix a virtual band in Studio 2 and maybe a chance to play the same piano that David Bowie, Van Morrison and Herbie Hancock (and many more) got to play in Studio 3.

Highlight for me was the crew playing happy birthday to me on the piano.

The Binaural headphone experience is top class!
Written 3 September 2020
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Dear Eamon, We hope you had a wonderful Birthday enjoying our Visitor Experience! It's great to hear our Visitors feel comfortable with our covid compliance policies in place to ensure the highest standards of safety. Thank you for your feedback! Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 4 September 2020
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Emma D
County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Just brilliant
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very interactive. Staff are just amazing. They are so passionate about music, you can't help but get swept along. Would highly recommend
Written 3 September 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review, We are delighted to hear our Team's passion for music permeates throughout our Visitor Experience! Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 4 September 2020
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Brian H
3 contributions
A ublin Docklands must see.
Aug 2020
This was a fantastic experience. The tour guide was excellent and helped us have an experiencing that was fun and insightful into the recording and producing of music.
Written 1 September 2020
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Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed! Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 3 September 2020
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Dermot O
1 contribution
A morning well spent
Sep 2019
I had a great tour last year when it was just getting started. Excellent and friendly guide by Niall himself. Very generous with his time and learnt a few tricks as a budding home studio enthusiast. Highlight was a story about a top Irish music artist's writing process the basically whole thing, best day .. I'll be back again soon. Thank you!
Written 27 August 2020
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Dear Dermot, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future! Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 31 August 2020
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Kingsey
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
Don't miss this!
Aug 2020
After a little uncertainty about how to access the locked door (a simple knock will do!), we spent a wonderful hour enjoying the visitor experience. Careful attention was paid to sanitisation, mask wearing, temperature check and social distancing so we felt very safe and minded. Our guide, Andrew, was super - welcoming, enthusiastic, interested in us and in what he was doing. He encouraged and answered all questions and we enjoyed interesting chats with our fellow tourer. An amazing place with an amazing history. There is a nice mix of video and special affects, interspersed with the actual tour of the building. A mandatory visit for anyone even remotely interested in music! We would love to return sometime again.
Written 23 August 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted are to hear our Visitors are feeling comfortable and safe on our premises with all the covid safety procedures we have implemented and work hard on maintaining. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 25 August 2020
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catblack1798
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
A must-see for music fans in Dublin
Aug 2020
We chose our time well and ended up being the only ones on this particular tour. Our guide Andrew Lee was lovely, informative, friendly and good-humoured, without being corny. The experience begins with a good video about how Windmill Lane came about, then we proceeded through the building, with Andrew pointing out the architectural, historical, technical and gossipy features. My partner loved the technical bits, but I loved looking at the spot, at the bottom of the stairwell, where The Rolling Stones recorded part of Voodoo Lounge and such things.. The art/photos/awards on the walls are unbelievable and I was blown away by the final video. I was sorry that we did not hear more music. Is that because of a rights issue? Seemed unfortunate to mention brilliant tracks from famous albums and not hear much of them. You are not allowed to take photos on the tour but we were told there would be a chance at the end. We forgot to ask and Andrew didn't mention it, so, the only photo we have is my love, outside the door. They should fix that. I also bought a cool t-shirt for him and found it was a bit small-fitting, so get it is a size bigger unless you want tight. We left very happy. My man, who has loved U2 since 1980, was fairly thrilled from beginning to end and even later into the evening.
Written 22 August 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback, it's incredibly important to us. Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 25 August 2020
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Marie Kelly
4 contributions
Five star tour
Aug 2020 • Family
Really enjoyed Windmill Lane Recording Studio tour. Definitely a five star experience, great guides and would highly recommend. All Covid precautions in place.
Written 3 August 2020
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Dear Marie Ann, Thank you for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure to have you on the Visitor Experience, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed it. Kind Regards, Joanna
Written 4 August 2020
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ClodAAAg
3 contributions
A must visit!
Jul 2020 • Family
Two incredibly enthusiastic guides gave us wonderful insight into the magical world of music, recording and Big names who’ve made work at Windmill studios - also answered ALL the family questions - Go go, really worthwhile!
Written 28 July 2020
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U2 in his boots
Mar 2020
fantastic experience after the magical meeting the day before with bono and the edge nice people in studios and patience with us
amazing day..i mean a beautifull day
Written 15 April 2020
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Dear Fabiana, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are truly delighted to hear you had a beautiful day. Best, Joanna
Written 16 April 2020
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