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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 815 5900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Free tour - beautiful house and gardens

Another free tour in the Phoenix Park. Grand Victorian mansion, now the state guest house, the ground floor of which is accessible on fairly short but very informative tour. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Another free tour in the Phoenix Park. Grand Victorian mansion, now the state guest house, the ground floor of which is accessible on fairly short but very informative tour. The conservatory especially is a sight to see. Have seen smaller in national botanic gardens. Outside there are beautiful gardens to explore (DOG FRIENDLY!!!!) and a superb cafe in the old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I took a few hours to explore here whilst at bloom in the park. well worth the time. A visit to the park without visiting here is a missed opportunity

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Farmleigh is like a secret garden in the Phoenix Park. It is lovely to get away from it all and have a walk around the grounds. It is great for kids as they have animals in the fields and lots of room to run around. Keep an eye out for events happening in the grounds. I also recommend visiting the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Farmleigh House and Estate is a hidden treasure in Dublin. But a very nice place for visiting. The guided tour in the Farmleigh House is free of charge. The Farmleigh House is the guesthouse of the government of Republic Ireland and have seen many famous guests like the Queen of England in 2011. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Farmleigh is a fantastic jewel for the people of Dublin. The grounds are extensive and beautiful, there is a nice café to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch at, and the house is a gem, filled with beautiful art, which makes for a fascinating, free tour. The house is run by the OPW, who own so many important parts of Irish... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Visited Farmleigh recently and will definitely be returning and allowing more time than on this visit. The tour of the house was fantastic - a must - and the grounds are lovely. Our guide was very friendly and knew her stuff. There are other buildings to be seen which we didn't get around to so will be back for a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We visited Farmleigh house on a nice sunny day in May 2016. The tour of the house is free and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are very well maintained and we spent considerable time walking around the gardens.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Completely free to public including excellent tour of the house owned by the Guinness family. Lovely grounds for walks and picnics. Facilities for kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a nice place to experience but it is a bit far out if you are a tourist on a short break and not a lot of activity. There are tours, exhibitions, a cafe and extensive grounds to ramble around. Best to check out the website for what is on before going. Tends to be much quieter on Sat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour guide in this house of history and fine stucco work. One ceiling by Adams . Unusual silk embroidery panels in dining room. Irish state crockery is very dull . Obama passed through . Queen Elizabeth stayed here but why not in Áras an Uachtarain where queen Victoria had her own bedroom .

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