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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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class act

I've visited the house twice to do the tour. it is free, lasts 45 mins and is fascinating. The... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Dublin Ireland
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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 29 November 2016

I've visited the house twice to do the tour. it is free, lasts 45 mins and is fascinating. The guide is relaxed and has plenty of information to share. The building has great history and family stories. it is difficult to imagine the wealth of...More

1  Thank suburbanrob
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...More

2  Thank motorcar1
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...More

Thank Brendi-Chops
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.

3  Thank Catherine494932
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...More

Thank SilvyaJ
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...More

Thank sarahmarylucas
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...More

Thank michael k
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...More

Thank DolB
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...More

1  Thank Liberty027
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 ,...More

Thank Sandra D
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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.