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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 815 5900
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Nice spot for a walk

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
Dublin Ireland
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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 

2 Thank motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is another somewhat hidden gem in Dublin, as it's deep in the Phoenix Park and not on any public transport route. I live close to the Phoenix Park so tend to cycle or walk here quite regular. The grounds are gorgeous. There's donkeys, horses and cows all grazing in the farm area and then there are the gardens which... More 

Thank Brendi-Chops
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Beautiful house free to visit when not used as a guest house for visiting dignitaries. House and gardens open to the public for free, and used as a venue for music and family activities. A treasure to visit any time of the year.

2 Thank Catherine494932
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this place, surrounded by a gorgeous park. Great to visit both in autumn, for wonderful foliages, and spring (I bet gorgeous colors will spread happily all around then). Very nice to have a walk around with someone or for some alone time on your own to cut away all the eventual stress of daily life. So Peaceful and safe... More 

Thank SilvyaJ
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a hidden gem in the middle of Phoenix Park and well worth visiting. A fabulous, grand house once owned by the Guinness family. Lovely gardens to dander round and then a free tour of the house by a guide who was knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the house. One of the most interesting tours we've had and I'd... More 

Thank sarahmarylucas
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well worth a visit even for Dubliners. Beautiful gardens and a FREE tour of the house with no charge. Eamonn our guide was so helpful and interesting - it is quite obvious that this is more than just a job for him - he is passionate.

Thank michael k
Perth Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Well worth a visit. Cafe is buffet style and there is a wait if busy as orders are taken by same person who serves coffees and deserts which slows the ordering process down. Food was lunch was fine, I believe the chain Brambles are the service providers for the cafe. Grounds are very nice

Thank DolB
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Farmleigh is a treat in the middle of Dublin. Easily found by bus or walking from Heuston Station I recommend it for families or others trying to get a few hours in the quiet well away from crowds. Lovely cafe, nice house, nice walk around the lake. Birds,trees and a walled garden . One slight annoyance for me was the... More 

1 Thank Liberty027
County Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Rang up Farmleigh , The house once belonged to the Guinness family and I wanted to organized a visit with some of the residents of the Tower nursing home who have never been , And I have to say we were well looked after , Staff were very friendly and very helpful On the day of the visit the sun... More 

Thank Sandra D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

i love a fresh scone and a nice filtered coffee in the morning no better place at the farmlegh a hidden secret of dublin nice walk around fresh air its lovly here

Thank Mia Manan H

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