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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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Keep in mind the house is used for official state accommodation. Only the ground floor is open to... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2014
Werner P
Dublin, Ireland
Farmleigh - a really lovely family day out

Farmleigh is such a lovely day out - really nice coffee shop, beautiful walled garden, lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2014
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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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“phoenix park” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

Keep in mind the house is used for official state accommodation. Only the ground floor is open to the public. It’s worth a visit because it’s free. If you do not have your own transport it can be a bit of a hassle to get...More

1  Thank Werner P
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Farmleigh is such a lovely day out - really nice coffee shop, beautiful walled garden, lovely meadows. It's particularly beautiful around Christmas time when the house is open to the public and decorated magnificently for Christmas.

1  Thank DublinLolo
Reviewed 4 November 2014

highly recomend a visit if your in the phoenix park. house and gardens when in full bloom is fantastic. ground floor of the house is opened to public tours, but it would nice to see moor rooms or the upstairs of the house. but still...More

Thank derek t
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is an excellent place for a day out! Really enjoyed the guided tour with an excellent guide!! The tour is concise but provides a good overview of the history and uses of the house. The tour is free which was a bonus! the grounds...More

1  Thank Ellenm7777
Reviewed 28 October 2014

this is a truly beautiful place to visit on a nice day! the house is gorgeous and the lakeside walk is lovely. it even has a cafe to stop for a coffee. plenty of beautifully landscaped gardens for a romantic stroll!!

1  Thank Kezmat
Reviewed 21 October 2014

we went for a spin to Phoenix Park and decided to have a look at Farmleigh. There was ample free parking and we wandered up to the office. We were told that the next (free) guided tour would take place in 40 minutes, so we...More

Thank Chumley171
Reviewed 19 October 2014

One of the better things that happened in this country during the so called "Celtic Tiger" was the opening up of this estate to the public. It is well worth a visit at anytime of the year as the estate's charms change with the changing...More

2  Thank wayfarer27
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Visited today and did the tour - very interesting and our tour guide (Don) was very engaging and knowledgeable.

1  Thank rooneys7
Reviewed 4 October 2014

A couple of friends and I went for a walk around the stunning gardens and were lucky to have the sun shining down on us. We went on the tour of the house which was once owned by the Guinness family and the secret recipe...More

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Visited Farmleigh today in the autumn sunshine for a lovely walk around the grounds of the house and gardens. There was a farmers' market taking place as well as a ceramics exhibition. Have enjoyed the house tour on many previous occasions so I didn't visit...More

Thank Dublin23
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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.