Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Irish National Stud & Gardens

Irish National Stud & Gardens
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous Japanese Gardens and wild Irish St Fiachra's Garden as well as the Irish Racehorse Experience, Living Legend's, Gift Shop and restaurant. It is also home to some of Ireland's most famous racehorses.
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Athlone, Ireland118 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a lovely visit to the National Stud. The ticket prices are reasonable. Theres a lovely walk around the horses, we brought the scooters for the kids after reading it on another review which was a great idea as it was a bit long to walk for small legs.

Make sure you bring carrots to feed the horses.

The playground is lovely and there are plenty of picnics tables spread out to enjoy a picnic.

Written 2 August 2021
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Claire F
Limerick, Ireland8 contributions
Great fun, interesting and beautiful grounds.
Jul 2021
Visited the National Stud on recommendation of a colleague. It was well worth the trip. Easy to book online and we opted for the Racehorse Experience as well. The tour was excellent and we got to see and meet some famous racehorses as well as beautiful foals. The Racehorse Experience was so much fun and we learned so much. It ended with a virtual race which my horse won! Great fun. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff and very interesting. Will go back again as did not have time to view the Japanese gardens. A great day out.
Written 2 August 2021
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Karen K
2 contributions
Planning to visit again in the spring!
Jul 2021
We visited with 3 spirited young girls (7-12 yrs) and grandparents and everybody loved it. The Japanese Gardens are beautiful - the kids loved exploring the various different paths and we enjoyed a lovely stroll and the Stud was fantastic. Highlights were Irish Racehorse Experience, St Fiachra's Garden and the Living Legends paddock. We ate at the restaurant which was good but pricey and the staff were lovely. We all plan to return in the spring to see the foals. Thank you.
Written 2 August 2021
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Relax794547
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Very enjoyable day
Jul 2021 • Couples
Lovely experience, all staff very knowledgeable, stunning horses to see, gardens are exquisite, great food at reasonable prices,lots of seating, great for a picnic and children's play areas,my favourite part was learning about the history of the horses and all about their routine, my partner enjoyed the jockey experience, I highly recommend for a day out, suitable for all age groups
Written 1 August 2021
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Sinead
1 contribution
Family day out
Jul 2021 • Family
Such a lovely day out for all the family. Loads to do and see. Playgrounds were great coffee shops were reasonably priced. Horses all very friendly. Buggy friendly throughout.
Written 31 July 2021
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Jean M
Carlow, Ireland1 contribution
See the foals with Nana & Grandad.
Jul 2021 • Family
Our granddaughter Kealy is nuts about horses . I promised her last year I would bring her to see the horses and their foals . She didn't forget . Love,love,loved it . Although it rained while we were there it didn't matter . She was mesmorised by all the horses and their foals . We even had to go to where they slept . She had to make sure they were comfortable. It was a great afternoon and we will definately be back . All the staff were fab . Made us feel very welcome .
Written 30 July 2021
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Jusev Family
1 contribution
It’s a “must visit” for any family
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing day spent at the garden. Must go for any family of any size! Beautiful horses and friendly. You can touch any of them.
Written 30 July 2021
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Tara K
County Wicklow, Ireland8 contributions
Highly recommended
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic day at the National Stud. I highly recommend the guided tour...the guides are really helpful and friendly and their knowledge of the history of the location is excellent.
Written 29 July 2021
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Marion
1 contribution
Great day out
Jul 2021 • Family
Great day out for all the family. Kids loved exploring the Japanese gardens and rubbing the horses. Tour was very informative and grounds were beautiful.
Written 29 July 2021
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Jennifer C
Blanchardstown, Ireland15 contributions
Great value for a really enjoyable day out
Jul 2021 • Family
Gorgeous day in at the National Stud & Japanese gardens. Immaculately kept, so much to explore, and a delicious lunch on a verandah overlooking the gardens. Highly recommend. Great value.
Written 27 July 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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