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Birr Castle Gardens

Rosse Row | Rosse Row, Birr, Ireland
+353 57 912 0336
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Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre A Demesne of Discovery open daily from 9.00 until 18.00. The Award Winning Gardens of Birr Castle and the newly revamped Science Centre are rich in flowers, rare trees, extraordinary feats of science and engineering and wonderful wildlife. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule. Treehouse Adventure Area This adventure area inside the Garden houses Ireland’s largest treehouse as well as picnic areas, a bouncy pillow, sand pits and dens. Great Telescope This, the largest telescope in the world for over 70 years, was constructed in the 1840s by the Third Earl of Rosse. With it he discovered the spiral nature of certain nebulae – leading to their identification as galaxies.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rosse Row | Rosse Row, Birr, Ireland
+353 57 912 0336
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The gardens are lovely. The castle is quite a thing to look at. I guess the price affects the review. If it was 2 or 3 euro fine, but 9 euro and you dont get to go in the castle. Also, it seems unfair that...More

Thank mait o
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Grand gardens beautifully presented and worth visiting by themselves, but when the telescope and science display are added in it becomes exceptional. Looking at the family history and contributions to science over centuries is fascinating. Amazing to see the castle is still occupied by the...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a real gem in Offally. You are brought through a courtyard with a coffee shop then into the playground with the tall tree house. Then, beyond that are these endless gardens , trees towering above the formal, and not so formal gardens. Flowers...More

Thank owen f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here which cost €25 for a family of four, I thought this was good enough value but in comparison to other places we have visited which are state funded you're not getting much bang for your buck. The kids loved the...More

Thank keeaghgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

recently visited here with my Mam and 2 kids, we all agreed its a great place for a day out ,lovely walk ways and grounds and a fantastic playground ,we stayed for hours, we also went on the horse and carriage ride which was a...More

Thank Carolejx
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was my favorite place we visited in our 4 days in ireland. we visited about 6 castles on our trip and this was by far the best. the grounds are to die for. gorgeous flowers everywhere, cool little bridges, lots of little hidden gems...More

Thank ckleclau
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here yesterday, happy to say on a lovely sunny day! first stop was a visit to the Toilet area was very disappointing, toilet paper on a dirty floor and wash basins messy with hand wash and paper around them..... being a little peckish...More

Thank grandsonsfour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had a lovely day here, the children loved the play ground and the grounds in which we walked for an hour was amazing.. beautiful

Thank cavanlady2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very little to do with teenagers but would suit families with smaller children as there is a great play area for them. Otherwise the grounds and science museum are limited with no access to the castle as a family live there. We were in and...More

Thank Nicky W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Parsons family lives in Birr-castle since the 17th century and is well known for exceptional performances especially concerning engeneering skills. More explanations in the science center. The castle can't be visited but you can enjoy the view and the park. Walk around and discover...More

Thank soinic
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Bernard M
1 May 2017|
Response from BirrCastleGardens | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome, however they must be kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed through the science centre or into the children's playground.
Bernard M
1 May 2017|
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Response from Jolly489 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs allowed on a lead. Lots of dogs there the day we went.