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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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We had a really nice visit to Farmleigh House. Admission is free for all. Our tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Martin H
via mobile
A lovely day out for all ages.

This was my first visit to Farmleigh House. I did not do a tour of the house itself but wondered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations for visiting dignitaries and special guests.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (18 reviews)
“guinness family” (24 reviews)
“phoenix park” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a really nice visit to Farmleigh House. Admission is free for all. Our tour guide was very helpful. We got to see the whole of the downstairs section - it would be good if it were possible to see the upstairs area. It...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Farmleigh House. I did not do a tour of the house itself but wondered around the grounds and gardens. They have some livestock, cattle and horses dotted around the grounds. the trees here are some of the most magnificent...More

Thank TheAshPhipps
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Farmleigh last Sunday and had a lovely afternoon exploring the grounds, gardens and enjoying a free guided tour of the house. The house itself is very impressive and the guide was very knowledgeable on everything from the history of the estate to the...More

Thank LisaLovesToExplore
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Was at the Cow shed theatre for an art exhibition. and it was brilliant. Just when the leaves turn orange..Lots of walking space and running around space for kids too.

Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Every time I am leaving Farmleigh I always spot tourists going by on their rented bikes and I feel like screaming at them to go in to Farmleigh instead of passing by.It is simply a hidden gem. You could easily pass it by and not...More

Thank marcus m
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Farmleigh is located within the Phoenix Park and has loads of free parking. You can choose to take a tour of the house which I think is well worth doing as you will learn all about the history of the house and that it was...More

Thank hurricane999
Reviewed 13 September 2017

the former home of the Guinness dynasty now owned by the Irish government .plenty of activity takes place over the year from the best Garden exhibition to food feted

Thank redjim57
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Do the house tour great info the grounds are endless the clock tower the farmers market and then the gardens all free and so well cared for by OPW. Parking.

Thank mstaunt0n
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I had recently visited Farmleigh House to attend some national day celebrations. Farmleigh House/Estate is the government guest house which was initially owned by the Guinness family. Although I did not tour the house, what stood out for me about the place were the beautiful,...More

Thank eNZed123
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Located in Dublin's huge Phoenix Park. The House dates from the 1870's and was once a private residence of the Guiness family (yes, that Guiness family), now used as a guest house by the government, and also for an occasional reception or smaller banquet. Beautifully...More

Thank Quasimama
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12 February 2017|
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Response from StephenL1983 | Reviewed this property |
You can get the number 37 Bus from Ushers Quay in Dublin City to the Gate of the Phoenix park. From there it's a 10 minute walk to The Farmleigh estate. You could get a cab from the city centre also or bicycle rental is also... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from Lindaw65 | Reviewed this property |
No booking required but check markets are on before arriving as they are not on every week
21 February 2016|
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Response from Breege_064 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be about a 20 minutes to half hour from the airport.