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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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fabulous stately home

Its been a while since I had the pleasure of attending a function in this magnificent building. we... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Good for the Soul

Started with a lovely breakfast in The Boathouse which overlooks the lake. We then had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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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
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Its been a while since I had the pleasure of attending a function in this magnificent building. we got a guided tour and had a wonderful day there, the grounds are fab and the market at weekend is superb

Thank ConnemaraDoris
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Started with a lovely breakfast in The Boathouse which overlooks the lake. We then had a lovely peaceful stroll to the clock tower, sunken garden & walled garden. It was a lovely start to the day, something for everyone & himself was delighted not to...More

Thank Keece1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful walk in the gardens, a fantastic lunch in the lake side cafe, ( the waiters gave the kids crusts of bread to feed the ducks), we visited the gallery and took the tour of the house. Total spending on our amazing...More

Thank Ann Marie D
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I visited Phoenix Park many times but never been here. Nice garden with sequoia alley, couple of interesting small gardens. The problem due to events is to find parking place.

Thank Sergiy M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on Easter Monday to avail of free (yes free!) activities. Gardens in spring are lovely. Must visit again to see plants over other seasons! PS good for dog walking as well!

Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Farmleigh House & Garden's over the Easter Weekend and I must say, what a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Clearly so much time and effort went into putting all the activities together from the children's activity area, the farmer's market, the amazing...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

'Guinness is good for you', and so is a visit to Farmleigh House & Gardens, the home of the Guinness family right up to the late 70's, the 'wealthiest family in Ireland' left an impressive house, complete with ballroom, rare manuscript library, a now fully...More

1  Thank fe22016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been to Farmleigh estate many times but this was my first tour of the house. It was very informative and well worth doing. Firstly its free and it only takes 40-45 mins. The guide was very personable and gave an intersting history of...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A beautiful afternoon out - gorgeous walks and lovely coffee shop - free parking and pets (on leads) welcome. Spring when plants beginning to bloom a beautiful time to visit - a must for all the gardeners out there

Thank hollaholic
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I love Farmliegh! They have farmers market there, Christmas market during season, there is X-mass carroll singing, there is botanical garden, lovely coffee house over the lake which gets really busy when the weather is good and there is a good size parking lot too....More

Thank Lenka F
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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.