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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 815 5900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government...

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.

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Stroll and a coffee.

We spent a few hours walking the grounds of this hidden gem. Absolutely beautiful estate. Free parking,pets welcome but must remain restrained. Great little coffee shop with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
StephenL1983
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours walking the grounds of this hidden gem. Absolutely beautiful estate. Free parking,pets welcome but must remain restrained. Great little coffee shop with really nice selection of food. Indoor and outdoor seating. The grounds are fantastic and plenty to see here.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited the Pheonix Park many times over the years, I finally found my way into Farmleigh House, what fantastic gardens, all the plants and trees are named all the gardens are maintained to the highest standard, this is a must if you are green fingered , I visited in early January so there wasn' t a lot to see... More 

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Thank roconnor1961
Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dublin boosts the largest municipal park in Europe and Farmleigh adds to a visit. Not only to see the house ( used by visiting government dignitaries ) but beautiful gardens AND a nice cafe !

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Thank biggestjohn22
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the original home of a member of the Guinness family. It now belongs to the Irish State and is open to the public. It is located in the largest enclosed park in Europe and you will have a full day of enjoyment here.

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Thank DJCass
Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Maybe the best experience in Dublin, guide was very knowledgeable about history, sculptures and events in past. Tour is free of charge. Beautiful architecture, building history and art is must see.

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Thank Sinisa S
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place was built by Edward Cecil Guinness, in the late 1800's (he is the great-grandson of the founder of the brewery) The building is maintained by the Irish government as a state guest house for visiting dignitaries. Obama stayed there. Many rooms are on display during a guided tour, which lasts about an hour. Great for history buffs! Also,... More 

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Thank Alex280546
Listowel, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

house absolutely stunning.A person could wander the beautiful gardens all day. the stunning chandelliers and the old fashioned furniture are fabulous and the history of the house is so interesting.

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Thank mstack12
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited Farmleigh Gardens for the Farmers Market and found it expensive the House was closed to the Public we walked around the gardens not much to see here good for a picnic on the lawans

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've visited the house twice to do the tour. it is free, lasts 45 mins and is fascinating. The guide is relaxed and has plenty of information to share. The building has great history and family stories. it is difficult to imagine the wealth of the Guinness family in that era. i learned that a drawing room was really a... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I work on the Navan Road and regularly go to Farmleigh for a walk at lunchtime. It's so relaxing away from the city noises yet just minutes away from work. The house is beautiful and the tour is a must do. The grounds give you the opportunity to have many different walks and on a hot day you can walk... More 

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