Castletown House

Castletown House, Celbridge: Hours, Address, Castletown House Reviews: 4.5/5

Castletown House
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Castletown is the first and largest Palladian style mansion in Ireland and is just 20km from Dublin City Centre and sits on the banks of the River Liffey. The house is open daily for tours Mid March to the 4th November 2018, access to the house is by guided or self-guided tour. For tour times and admission charges see website. FREE admission to the restored 18th century parklands, open daily throughout the year. For gate opening times see website or refer to the signs on the site. Extensive events programme which includes: Children's art and craft workshops, music recitals, parkland tours, evening concerts, 'Family nights' in the Courtyard Cafe for all this and more refer to website.
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2-3 hours
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aoife k
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Great experience
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is an amazing place to visit, the house is stunning and the staff are friendly and helpful. Plus the cafe is a great place to eat
Written 17 August 2021
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Hi Aoife, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are really glad to hear you had such a great experience here at Castletown house. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 27 August 2021
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Mary R
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Fabulous coffee shop
Jun 2021 • Family
Visit castle town house weelky for a walk and coffee from the trailer...Fabulous coffee shop on site with amazing coffee and cakes...possibly the nicest coffee and cakes around...lovely staff
Written 15 June 2021
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Hi Mary thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. I will be sure to pass your compliments onto our staff members. See you soon!
Written 27 August 2021
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Teresa C
78 contributions
A grand Palladian house in Ireland
May 2021 • Friends
This Palladian house has a extensive parkland with a comparable size of bio variety garden. This 18th century country house was initially built by W. Connolly, used by his wife Katherine Connolly for provide social gathering. It presents a taste of neo-Palladian structure from a Italian Galileo style.
Written 14 June 2021
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Thank you Teresa for taking the time to leave this great review. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 27 August 2021
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Patrick T
Maynooth, Ireland39 contributions
Breakfast in Coffee shop
Dec 2020 • Couples
Poor service ( as serverm engaged with non customer matters..without notice, had to be chased!) with late soggy sandwich. Bad value
Written 26 December 2020
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JulieMSurrey
Surrey, UK180 contributions
Beautiful house
Sep 2020 • Solo
Amazing house, beautiful inside, don't miss the opportunity to look around.
Large, free car park.
Book online first.
Currently free of charge (September 2020)
Great little cafe.
Very friendly staff.
Gorgeous walks and river.
You can walk here from Celbridge.
Written 24 September 2020
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Hi Julie, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are really glad to hear you had such a positive experience here at Castletown house. We hope to see you again soon
Written 14 January 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,329 contributions
Sumptuous House with Beautiful Grounds
Sep 2020 • Solo
I really enjoyed my self guided tour of the splendid interior of Castletown House. The OPW provide a free guide you can download and use as you walk around.
Only the ground floor is open for tours but the drawing room, print room and dining room in particular are just resplendent
Gorgeous period furnishings and artwork abound and the staff are on hand too to answer any questions. They were so welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.
It is free to enter for the rest of 2020 but you must book ahead. I think it's well worth a visit irrespective of whether a fee is charged or not.
The grounds are beautiful and if you get decent weather there are loads of walks you can do. It has a plenty of parking, a cafe and toilets but Celbridge town is only a tennish minute walk away if you want a choice of eateries and shops.
Just a lovely, lovely place ideal for families; children and adults alike
Written 20 September 2020
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Good morning, thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. We appreciate all your feedback and will be sure to pass it onto our staff. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 14 January 2021
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Therese Ergot
3 contributions
Green area with rubbish
Sep 2020
Beautiful house but OPW do not care about environment issues at all. No bins provided. There was one old bin and now there is none. You walk around the grounds and you just see rubbish. No education and encouragement about what can be recycle and what no oh cos there is no bins for bootless, paper, general rubbish.
Written 3 September 2020
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Carole Hat
2 contributions
Lovely guided tour!
Mar 2020 • Friends
A good lunch in the cosy cafe followed by an informative and entertaining guided tour of Castletown House! What better way to spend the afternoon on a wet March day! Catherine our guide was great!
Written 9 March 2020
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Hi Carole. Thank you for leaving this review. We are glad to hear you had great experience here at Castletown house. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Catherine. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 11 March 2020
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Steve
London, UK9 contributions
The most magnificent house in Ireland
Mar 2020
Castletown House was created by Speaker William Connolly and was the creation of his nephew Tom Connolly and his wife Louisa who was one of the famous Lennox sisters (as dramatized in the 1999 BBC adaptation 'The Aristrocrats'). Saved by Desmond Guiness and the Castletown Foundation it is now in the care of Office of Public Works. The largest and grandest house in Ireland the interiors are out of this world. The tour guide is excellent and will tell you in detail the fascinating story of the house family and collections. Often you get guides who are not very good but every time I visit these guides are excellent. Go when it is quieter to fully appreciate it.The best collection you ever see of Irish furniture and fortunately many of the original contents are on display as well.

You can do guided tour or self guide. I often do both but if you self guide make sure have guide book with you as there is no information in the rooms.
Written 7 March 2020
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Hello Stephen. Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our guiding team. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 11 March 2020
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catherine f
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Castletown Estate
Feb 2020 • Friends
History, heritage and a fantastic hike!! Tour the house, learn about the Connolly’s especially Lady Louisa. See the Dublin mountains from the doorstep. Walk her walkways along the banks of the Liffey. Have lunch in the cafe. It is so special!!
Written 12 February 2020
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Hi Catherine. Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are really glad to hear you had such a positive experience here at Castletown. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 17 February 2020
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