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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Address: Tully, Kildare, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 45 522 963
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous...

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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Fascinating tour of the stables

Not thinking I'd have much interest in this tour, I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting facts I picked up along the way. This is a tour well worth doing for a family of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Not thinking I'd have much interest in this tour, I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting facts I picked up along the way. This is a tour well worth doing for a family of all ages.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A visit here includes the wonderful Japanese Gardens, as well as the opportunity to see some seriously valuable studs. Wonderfully gentle way to spend a couple of hours, learning about Irish thoroughbreds.

Thank Amanda G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We happened to get a beautiful summer's day for our visit. All the trees were full of leaves and the place was very picturesque. We visited the Japanese gardens while there and they were very pretty I would definitely recommend a visit if you are a garden enthusiast, we went for a walk all around the stud and saw many... More 

Thank Andi W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our group visited in September. It was a gloriously beautiful place, with magnificent horses enjoying their green and lovely home. Our guide Ellen gave a witty and informative description of everything that goes on there; if I were a horse, I'd think I had died and gone to heaven if I spent any time here! The gardens alone were worth... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Irish Stud is absolutely worth, visiting. It is a very quiet place, where you can get away from It all. Their Japanese Garden is a hidden gem. It also is very nice to sit on the terrace of the restaurant. It is easy, parking here and for free too. It is a good stopover on your way from Dublin... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

All you need is a fine day, if you are a horse lover, this is the place to go, its great for kids with outdoor playground, the gardens are fantastic with lots of exploring, restaurant is really good

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We took the tour. The knowledge that our guide has was amazing. Best time to go is February, March if you want to see the foals. We didnt have time to look round the gardens but are going back in March so will look forward to looking then.

Thank sarah-neil13
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A fantastic experience for any horse lover. A beautiful very well run stud. I recommend this for any family with children. Had an amazing day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I live locally and never visited a shame as it's quite amazing and well laid out, food in cafe is good too

Thank Joseph D
Rathangan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful. The horses are a sight to see, the guided tour very enlightening. The gardens are worth a visit on their own, especially in the Fall with the coulours of the trees being magical. wouldn't go in the winter though

Thank Xavier L

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