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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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Extensive, beautiful grounds

I had recently visited Farmleigh House to attend some national day celebrations. Farmleigh... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
County Dublin, Ireland
Stylish Edwardian House and Gardens

Located in Dublin's huge Phoenix Park. The House dates from the 1870's and was once a private... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Port St Lucie, FL
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (18 reviews)
“guinness family” (25 reviews)
“phoenix park” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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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
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today and was very pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was simple but tasty and good value. Great coffee. Lovely views over the lake.

Thank maighnuada
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

An absolute must if you have the time. The tour is wonderful, the grounds immaculate and they even make a half decent coffee. Out the back is an organic garden, and the gardener is lovely to stop and have a chat with.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Drive, cycle or walk to Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park in Dublin for a most enjoyable experience. If you drve there's plenty of parking. Once there you can have a wonderful walk around the grounds, including the lake, or visit Farmleigh House itself, Formerly owned...More

Thank porterIreland
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Bank holiday weekend and despite the weather Farmleigh was the place to be. Book a free tour of Farmleigh house. Ian was our guide and he glided effortlessly through a 45 minute walk of the house filling his talk with lots of history and interesting...More

Thank Aquilicus
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The house with it's interesting history and the tour was a real treat. My wife and I had the opportunity of a tour of Iveagh House ( the Offices of the Irish Dept of Foreigh Affairs) recently, it was the main town house of the...More

1  Thank Daniel C O
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a very pleasant afternoon in scenic Farmleigh. There is ample parking available for cars. We visited the "Boathouse" cafe for coffee and refreshments, which was quite busy, food was delicious overall (lemon drizzle and carrot cake with tea/hot chocolates). During the summer months...More

Thank 973Penny
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We did the 11:15 am tour . The guide was excellent . This was about my 5th time doing tour but it was the most informative. Thanks to Don . He had a lovely personality. Very welcoming and full of enthusiasm . I would love...More

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful buildings dated 1881 and grounds inside the Phoenix Park. Tours, tea rooms and toilets all located on site.

Thank roryjdoyle
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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.