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Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre

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Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre

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Aidan W wrote a review Oct 2020
Shannon, Ireland284 contributions367 helpful votes
6 of us visited Birr Castle Sciences and Gardens, on Saturday 3rd. October 2020 and it was wonderful and excellent value. In the entrance building, there is a comprehensive view of the Parson's contribution to innovative science e. g. The World's largest telescope, photography and the steam combustion engine. There is a holograph of the Countess and her explanation of the complexities of photography, at that time compared to today. The gardens are outstanding with the most beautiful air, to inhale. We covered a good deal of the gardens, the telescope, the super trees and flowers, the cascading River and lakes. All this provided a natural aperitif for light lunch. We opted for sausage rolls, soups, croissants, coffees and homemade lemonade, all served through a hatch-in recyclable cups-by a most efficient, friendly and industrious young Lady. For Seniors it's €8 per person admission - fabulous value. Also, the car park is €2 for 6 hrs parking. A worthwhile visit, with masks being worn indoors and hand sanitizers in plenty. Many thanks Birr Castle for a super and memorable visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Maria M wrote a review Sep 2020
Carlow, Ireland28 contributions17 helpful votes
Great place to visit, lots of interesting scientific info , beautiful gardens and grounds. Lots of space and safe paths for a nice long walk beautiful setting
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Oonagh c wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Birr castle is set in beautiful gardens that are a pleasure to walk around. However, we had my 90 year old mother with us and were fortunate that she can walk a little as the paths are not suitable for wheelchair users. Very rough and bumpy which was a disappointment. There are lots to see and do and the little cafe at the entrance was perfect, despite only serving take away. Very pleasant staff too .
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ALangan wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited Birr Castle demesne in Aug and it was lovely to visit the grounds as you can't enter the castle itself as the owners live in it. The grounds are beautiful, so many scenic walks and constant change of scenery - you walk along the river, then you are in a forest, then formal walled gardens, all very well maintained and as we went early in the morning it was very peaceful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Frances McKernan wrote a review Jul 2020
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Enjoyed the gardens. Disappointed that we could not do a tour of the castle. Maybe should have researched a bit more to find that out beforehand
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Date of experience: July 2020
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