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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Well worth a visit

A great way to spend a few hours,make sure you do the guided tour where Paul the tour guide is... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Well worth a trip - highly recommended

This may sound strange but if planning your activities for the week do not do this before the delta... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
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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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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

A great way to spend a few hours,make sure you do the guided tour where Paul the tour guide is invaluable,the stud is amazing as are the Japanese gardens,if in the area its a must see.

1  Thank Alpine2013
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This may sound strange but if planning your activities for the week do not do this before the delta sensory gardens as this is stud farm and Japanese garden is the pinnacle of gardens. If doing only one Japanese garden in your life, this is...More

2  Thank GPCarlo
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

As an avid horse enthusiast We have visited many stud farms, and being a national stud, we expected much much more. We found the stud part quite shabby and unkempt. There is quite a lot of tidying up and maintenance needed. I visited when I...More

1  Thank Emmalizi
DavidWardellINS, Manager at Irish National Stud & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your valued critique which is always welcome. As we are a semi state company we do not have the vast budgets of many of the commercial stud farms however we do like to keep up the highest possible standards. I would be...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on a visit with my friend. Firstly we went Into the Japenese gardens. They are very pretty. Lots off different bushes and plants. Then we went on a guided tour of The Stud Farm. Our guide was called Paul. He was excellent. Very...More

1  Thank tootsy anne
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We did this as part of a Trafalgar tour and were not disappointed. The grounds were lovely, the tour guide informative and the Japanese garden made a beautiful backdrop for our photos. Some of the horses came up to the fence and we were able...More

Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Cost of a family ticket under €30 so great value. Nice walking tour of the Stud farm by staff. We had Paul as our guide, great humour and knowledge. There is a nice playground on site for kids. After the tour...More

1  Thank Keohak
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our tour guide was a hoot! He was so funny and informative. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the Japanese gardens are exquisite. The horses came right up to us as we were walking along, and were gorgeous!

Thank KateDaGreat
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The day I visited it rained on and off throughout the day though didn't dampen proceedings. The Japanese gardens themselves though short, I believe are short for a reason and the 15 points marked on the tour express why. The numbered markings mark human life...More

1  Thank likestotravel529
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited the Stud and Japanese gardens, relaxing and discovering place. Great day out, clean place and well kept (facilities,toilets etc.). You can enjoy some nice food and coffee in their café. The gardens are lovely easy to discover and learn about it. Worth a visit...More

Thank Claudia O
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Whether you like horses or gardens, this is a place to take a tour and enjoy both. We had perfect weather and that allowed us to appreciate the beauty of this place. What a perfect location to raise horses. The Japanese gardens are not large...More

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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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