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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Unique Experience and Worthwhile Tour

We visited the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens as part of My Ireland Tour. It was a... read more

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Highly Recommend

I loved it here - often heard about it but i had never visited but OMG i would highly recommend... read more

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Opened 7 days a week from 9am -6pm. Last admission 5pm. 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 Horse Museum, Living Legend's, Gift Shop and...more
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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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All reviewsjapanese gardenguided tourbeautiful groundsbeautiful place to visitnice cafeinteresting placewell worth the visitlovely walkface paintingsunny daycakesgreat family dayon sitelovely placecoffee shophorse breedinglove horses
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens as part of My Ireland Tour. It was a drizzly, grey, windy day. Our guide was great, though she had a heavy accent and she spoke quickly, her information and stories made the area come alive....More

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Reviewed yesterday

I loved it here - often heard about it but i had never visited but OMG i would highly recommend. You have the Japanese gardens as well & a lovely cafe - worth the visit for every age.

Thank KillowenCork
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must visit retirement home to race horses beef or salmon ,hurricane fly,hardy eutace ,rite of passage and kicking king . Also u have a fantastic tour guide by the name of Paul who made the tour great fun also visit the Japanese gardens also...More

1  Thank yogibear54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have an annual pass and we make sure that we use it as regularly as we can. Our son is 2 and he absolutely loves it. The playground is fantastic and always spotlessly clean. He adores the fairy garden and spends hours walking through...More

Thank EmmaFatz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous day, went on the tour which was very entertaining Lunch was good. The Japanese gardens were smaller than expected but excellent

Thank onlyasweetpea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would have liked to have seen the retired horses we saw ladt time. They were away from the main walkway.

Thank caroline j
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were excited about this experience as we go to an annual event in her hometown that showcases local horses, owners, trainers and jockeys. It is not at this level of horses but we found this tour very educational and Katie, our...More

Thank Toothsc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a horse lover this is a must. Our tour guide Paul was the best. He made the story of the farm interesting, informative and hilarious. Beautiful horses, beautiful grounds and a great way to spend a couple of hours.

1  Thank Dbrownl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to learn how a horse is valued in $$. The process of breeding is so interesting. The Japanese Gardens were beautiful. The restaurant offered delicious scones and tea or coffee.

Thank Rita R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. Would definetly recommend the tour. Paul was our guide, what a hoot, and so knowledgeable. Manicured gardens. Loved the Japanese Gardens and the story it tells. Spotlessly clean. Lovely cafe to sit and relax.

1  Thank Marguerite S
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty for kids - check the website but over the summer (July & August) on I think Tuesdays and Sundays they have extra activities such as pony rides and face painting in addition to the playground etc.
Aima starr l
27 June 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
it's a lovely walk, 2.1 kilometers or about 1.3 miles
Kim C
16 June 2018|
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Response from DavidWardellINS | Property representative |
Hi, The easiest way to get to us is either by train and there is a free shuttle service from Kildare Station that also includes The Kildare Village shopping outlet. There is also many buses to The Kildare Village and one... More