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Farmleigh House and Estate

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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recommend to visit

There are free tours inside the house and farmers markets on some weekends. It is a part of Phoenix... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
juusia
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Warsaw, Poland
Perfect autumn walk

Having been to the photo is park umpteen times we discovered this on a perfectly sunny autumn day... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
GavinLynam
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A former historic home of the Guinness family, Farmleigh House now provides premiere accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation.
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

There are free tours inside the house and farmers markets on some weekends. It is a part of Phoenix Park.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank juusia
FarmleighG, Farmleigh Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Juusia Thank you for taking time out to review of Farmleigh House and Estate. Admission charges apply for guided tours of the house however, on the first Wednesday of each month these guided tours are provided free of charge. The Farmer and Craft Market...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Having been to the photo is park umpteen times we discovered this on a perfectly sunny autumn day. Lovely cafe within the ground and perfect for a stroll!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GavinLynam
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi GavinLynam Thank you for your kind review and great photographs. We wholeheartedly agree with you !. Farmleigh Estate is the perfect location for a leisurely stroll on a sunny day in autumn when the leaves on overhanging branches blend to form a canopy of...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

one of the most beautiful houses in ireland. if ever in dublin ,dont miss. situated in the largest park in europe.. adjacent to to the zoo n aras an uachtarain.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bob h
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

HI Bob H We appreciate your taking time out to review Farmleigh House and its environs. Farmleigh House has a unique charm and a visit to the estate or a guided tour of the house makes perfect sense at any time but particularly so if...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Nice cafe , friendly service, good selection of food, excellent location . Beautiful walks and gardens a visitors paradise.

Date of experience: October 2018
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FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello Denis B Thank you for your review. The accompanying photographs are beautiful and really illustrate your point that the gardens and estate can be a paradise at this time of the year! We have passed your kind comments on to the Boathouse Café.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

A rare glimpse into the lives of the Guinness family. Beautiful grounds and a home that is massive and magnificent with outstanding woodwork, moldings and decorations.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathryn R
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Kathryn R Thank you for your lovely review ,we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the house and grounds. The architectural features and the eclectic interiors are indeed magnificent and are stepping stones into a bygone era !

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Farmleigh House is still a functioning B&B - albeit a very upmarket one for those who do not pay. Stepping inside the doors you are transported back in time to an era of privilege and ceremony. History is at your fingertips and the tour is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hello Mo-ni Aonghusa - Farmleigh House is indeed the Official State Guesthouse, but it is so much more and your description of being transported back to a bygone era is very apt! Our younger visitors are very important to us and we are delighted that...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Visited on Sunday 2 Sep .Really enjoyed Tour of Farmleigh House,with excellent Tour Guide Don who brought this marvellous House to life. Highly recommend a visit ,we also visited Portrait exhibition in Gallery.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria D
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Maria D – Thank you for the positive review. We set out to make each visitor experience informative and enjoyable and based on your response it seems we are getting places! Don really does bring the house to life and I have passed on...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on Wednesday 22nd of August 2018 and were a party of 5 - one an elderly lady using a walking frame. We found House easily enough nd parked in extensive car park which is a 3/4 minute walk from house. We walked to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello Frances C - Thank you for taking the time to write and let potential visitors and the staff here at Farmleigh know how much you and your family enjoyed your visit to the house and grounds. Your feedback is particularly useful in that it...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful resident, excellent tour and very informative. Tour guide excellent. Highly recommended visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank akellymul
FarmleighG, OPW GUIDE at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hello akellymul - Thank you for your positive and succinct review of the Farmleigh House guided tour. As a team, we want every visitor to enjoy the experience and your feedback helps reassure us that we are on the right track!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Enjoyed a lovely lunch by the pond and a stroll through Farmleigh House... it's a quieter park of the park which I especially enjoyedMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rada R
FarmleighG, OPW GUIDE at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Rada R – Thank you for taking the time to review Farmleigh House and Estate. As you are probably aware, Farmleigh regularly stages cultural and musical events in the grounds, the Cowshed Theatre and Farmleigh Gallery. However as you have discovered, there is another...More

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Sorcha85
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Anne D
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Sorry for late reply Anne, I don't check my account so often. they are allowed in the grounds I think but on a lead and you must use a poop bag as required
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Kate G
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
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