Russborough House

Russborough House, Wicklow: Address, Phone Number, Russborough House Reviews: 4.5/5

Russborough House
4.5
from €596.21
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A beautifully refurnished 18th century mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit collection of art.
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EmmaClaire S
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Overpriced nonsense
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a rip off. €13 for two teas and a cake, seriously?!!! During times like these locals are trying to support local businesses but you guys don't make it attractive enough to do so. Maybe next year you'll have the American tourists back but I won't be.
Written 27 September 2020
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Blaithín
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Amazing place but restaurant needs improvement
Feb 2020 • Family
Russborough house and gardens is well worth a visit! It’s the perfect place for a family day out. Although, It would be an even better experience if there was a great restaurant or coffee shop there. In my view, this is the only downside to a otherwise fantastic place.
Written 25 August 2020
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MaryAnn
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Nice ramble.
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely spot for ramble on a sunny day. Grounds are well kept with a kids Fairy trail, very well done. We didn't go to the onsite cafe. Seemed some of the property was closed for work but we enjoyed it none the less. We had a lovely meal after in a local pub West Wicklow House.
Written 25 August 2020
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superduper
Dublin, Ireland212 contributions
Paying seems optional
Aug 2020
I visited a few weeks ago and bought a family parklands ticket. We paid on arrival although at the moment its possible to book online. We were given a fairy trail map. I presume this is what we paid ten euro for. I believe its usually even more... Nobody else looked like they had paid. Everybody that I could see just wandered through to the front of the house and started walking the fairy trail, tree walk etc without paying. I was totally confused as to what the fee portion of the visit actually is. Is the playground free? Who knows... Its a free for all. We were looked at sheepishly by other people on the fairy trail with kids with no map who obviously didnt pay. Cmon if people are going to be honest and pay at least sort out the entrance areas so most people dont get away with wandering around the entire estate for free. And I know they didnt pay because the kids werent carrying the fairy map. Of course they didnt. You had to seek out somebody in order to pay. Tssh paying is for plebs. I'm glad my 10 euro subsidized a day out for half of Wicklow. Insulting.
Written 24 August 2020
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Samona
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
So unfriendly
Aug 2020
We visited the playground here and paid for the parking but won't be doing so again. Attempted to visit the cafe but it didn't go well. First of all I was barked at by a woman in a not altogether polite tone to go and stand beside the sign that said wait to be served, a little over the top as i well over 6 foot away from a living soul and they wouldn't have been "contaminated" and i hadn't seen the sign anyway after entering through a door the other side of it. She comes back a minute later and asks where my mask is, i said this is a cafe, i was aware that cafes and restaurants are not mandatory for masks in ireland as you eat in them. She insisted i needed one and so we left never to darken their door again with our unwanted presence. My little girl was upset at first but luckily i had some spare food in my bag for her or it could have been a lot worse with nowhere close to eat or drink. I don't think coronavirus is a good excuse to treat people in a harsh unfriendly manner and refuse them hospitality over something so minor. Plenty of other cafe's that offer a more convivial atmosphere and no masks.
Written 10 August 2020
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Robert Dub
Ireland540 contributions
Surprised
Aug 2020 • Couples
Having read a lot about the estate, we were still surprised by its overall history and size. Well worth the visit. Recommended to anyone with an interest in Irish history and big old houses of the rich and famous.
Written 9 August 2020
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Joanne H
County Meath, Ireland7 contributions
Lovely walk & coffee
Aug 2020
Myself husband & 3 teenagers went for a long walk and finished up in the coffee shop. There is lots to do for all ages, booking is advised due to COVID. The younger kids will love the fairy trail. Bring €2 for parking!
Written 8 August 2020
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theresapower
cork, Ireland15 contributions
Outdoor only ticket review
Aug 2020 • Family
We paid for an outdoor ticket. A family ticket was reduced from €12 to €10. We understand the current restrictions due to Covid, therefore the kids train is not running. However, the maze and walled garden are both closed. It doesn't mention this on their website, or at reception when buying tickets. Otherwise, it is a pretty place, just not for an outdoor only ticket.
Written 8 August 2020
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Lisa B
Dublin, Ireland439 contributions
Day visit
Aug 2020 • Friends
We spent the day here touring the house and walking the grounds and it is so beautiful. We didn't even get to see everything there. The house itself is so nice and the history is very interesting. Well worth the tour and there are people throughout to answer questions the staff are very nice and helpful and you can tell they are knowledgeable and like to share information. Everyone was wearing masks and there is sanitisizer throughout the house. The grounds are so beautiful, we had a really nice day to walk around and theres so much to see. From fairy trails to cows and swans. Very enjoyable.
Written 6 August 2020
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Colette S
Cork, Ireland55 contributions
Hidden gem in Wicklow
Jul 2020
Whilst doing a staycation in the Wicklow area, my friend and I stumbled upon Russborough House on our way home to Cork. What a wonderful surprise it was. Despite both of us quite enjoying history and architecture, we were surprised not to have heard of this place before. Perhaps it is overshadowed somewhat by Powerscourt. It appears Wicklow has quite an abundance of stately homes. We passed a very agreeable morning here starting with the exhibition in the basement introducing us to the history of the house and the Beit Family. If you are looking for inspiration in your life, 45 minutes down in this basement reading about the life of this family and their long legacy is enough to fuel anyone's ambitions to be more than they are. You name it: there is literally nothing that this family were not interested and involved in including Wexford's renowned Opera Festival. We then joined a tour. Due to social distancing measures, the house tour is now self-guided with an information leaflet and guides in various rooms should you have any questions. I was initially a bit disappointed about this but the guides were very proactive. As is too often the case, guides standing in rooms often don't interact with the visitor. Thankfully, this was not the case here. The guides proactively engaged with the visitor and didn't wait to be asked a question before engaging and volunteering information. There was an older gentleman that we were particularly impressed with who followed us through a few of the rooms and pointed out many of features that would otherwise have been lost on us. This was much appreciated. Special mention must be made to the two ladies at the ticket desk too who were very welcoming and let us explore the basement exhibition before the tour started as we were caught on time. After the tour, we took a quick walk around the gardens outside including the Victorian walled garden and the fairy house trail. Unfortunately we can't comment on the café or any of the artisan workshops as we didn't have time but should we ever be in the area again, we would definitely pop by to explore the gardens more. Overall, we would definitely recommend this house to anyone who likes history and beautiful architecture. The grounds are also a great place for walks and sure to delight families/couples in search of a romantic stroll.
Written 19 July 2020
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