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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Worth a visit!

Our guide Paul was awesome...he made the tour so entertaining besides informative. He was very... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Lake Placid, Florida
Absolutely Great

Paul, our tour guide was the best. He was informative, funny, and made it the best. He gave us... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Closed to the public for the Winter and will re-open on January 29th 2018. 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 restuarant. It is also home to some of Ireland's most famous racehorses.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (129 reviews)
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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our guide Paul was awesome...he made the tour so entertaining besides informative. He was very humorous, and seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. Unfortunately the weather was not good. We did not go through the entire Japanese Garden due to the poor weather...More

1  Thank lskipper2017
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Paul, our tour guide was the best. He was informative, funny, and made it the best. He gave us detailed information about the place.

1  Thank 22jackie65
Reviewed 9 October 2017

What a magnificent large well maintained property and a wonderful place for photos. We did a guided tour and the information from the guide was very interesting. The Japanese Gardens are also particularly beautiful.

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Rain sleet or snow you will still enjoy a good walk around the Stud and the Japanese Gardens. The staff and food are also amazing 😉

Thank Vincent K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our group had an opportunity to stop at the Irish National Stud Farm and Japanese Gardens - OMG a FANTASTIC stop - very educational and beautiful. If you have an opportunity to stop here - don't miss it. A fantastic photo stop!

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It didn't help visiting here when it was raining heavily throughout as it meant we couldnt fully appreciate the gardens and we didn't take part in one of the guided tours. However the gardens did look nice and it was great to walk around the...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

tranquil stud with superstar stud horses standing for fees of up to 120,000 euro and a parade of national hunt greats fed a carrot to hurricane fly

Thank alicantemjb
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our guide Maria was excellent. Made such fun of a serious business. Enjoyed the Brisk walkabout too. Don't even need to have an interest in Horses to enjoy this. Japanese gardens were beautiful. Was on limited time so will have come back to finish Gardens

1  Thank May D
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful relaxing day out. Gardens were small but beautiful. My favourite part of the day was looking at the fouls with their mothers it was amazing. Food st the cafe was nice. Lovely day out overall

Thank eriton1974
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We missed the tour, which I hear is amazing, but we walked the gardens and followed the story, which was fun and interesting. We referenced it during the rest of our trip. We walked around the stud farm area and it was good, not great....More

1  Thank Houdoni
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Mary H
12 August 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary, According to the Stud's website, "Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your pet" Enjoy your visit 👍
Finola S
18 July 2017|
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Response from Marie-Victoria F | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a café, and the gardens are big enough for a toddler to run him/herself really knackered :) Can't remember the pricing, but once you are in, you can stay for as long as you want.
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Phyl F
22 April 2017|
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