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Lismore Castle Gardens & Gallery

Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 54061
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Disappointing to say the least

When you turn the bend in the road on the way into Lismore you feast your eyes on what can only be... read more

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County Waterford, Ireland
Fairytale Castle

Lismore Castle is the most beautiful Castle we visited in Ireland. Even though you can't tour the... read more

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Owner description: Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery are situated on the edge of the heritage town of Lismore, the proud winner of numerous Tidiest Town awards. Visitors are invited to wander in the historic gardens, arranged over seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls of Lismore Castle. The gardens are said to be the oldest continually cultivated gardens in Ireland and they offer spectacular views of both Lismore castle and the surrounding countryside of the Blackwater valley. Featuring a wide variety of beautifully maintained plants and trees, as well as a permanent sculpture collection, Lismore Castle Gardens is one of the highlights of The Waterford Garden Trail, which includes fifteen gardens around Co. Waterford. Please note the castle itself is a private residence and is therefore not open to visitors. Entry to the garden includes access to the contemporary art gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, which hosts exhibitions of Irish and international artists. There is also a small refreshment counter and a reading room, plus art materials available for children. Visitors might also enjoy other attractions located within walking distance of the gardens. These include Lismore Cathedral, the Heritage Centre and Lady Louisa's walk, as well as a number of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Please note due to the historic nature of the gardens and the naturally steep terrain of the ground, there are some unavoidable limitations on access for visitors who use a wheelchair or are less mobile. The gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, is occasionally closed for installation of temporary exhibitions, please contact us for full details.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 54061
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Reviewed yesterday

When you turn the bend in the road on the way into Lismore you feast your eyes on what can only be described as a castle from a story book. It looks magnificent. Unfortunately the outside is all you are going to see as it...More

Thank Paul18765
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lismore Castle is the most beautiful Castle we visited in Ireland. Even though you can't tour the interior because this is a private residence, the gardens are absolutely stunning! We spent about an hour and a half touring the grounds. There are also rotating art...More

Thank Jcarmody19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upper garden is formal and a working garden & the lower garden is very old and definitely enchanted. We did not want to leave but it was closing time. The century's old trees & shrubs are hypnotic and a camera memory card is easy to...More

1  Thank RoadTripJim
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Me nd the hubby took off tue decided we d go to lismore castle .off we headed to Waterford .lismore is very picturesque lovely restaurants nd shops .the castle is huge nd very imposing the gardens.are fabulous nd lovely tea room nd art gallery worth...More

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Lismore castle and gardens are part of the history of this region for the past several hundred years. The gardens are usually open and offer a pleasant hour or so on a fine day. The kitchen gardens are particularly interesting. It is one of the...More

Thank Seamus G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic way so spend a sunny Sunday afternoon, fabulous markets on the way into the castle. We were greeted by a lovely friendly young girl who provided us with information and a map. We entered the garden which was so full of colour and fantastic...More

1  Thank xHellsBells86
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a nice visit to the castle. really loved the Gardens. The 'art' display was not to my taste but the wife liked it. Bit bummed out that we couldn't tour the castle itself but it is someones house so I understand

1  Thank Kenneth o
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Seven year old Ryan accompanied me on a visit to Lismore Castle gardens.Despite constant rain, we really enjoyed our visit. Lots to see. Beautiful wild flower meadow, borders, veg garden, fruit cage and ornamental plantings. Fantastic art installation on also, consisting of a play on...More

2  Thank bettykehoe
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The historic gardens at Lismore Castle, the Irish home of Lord and Lady Burlington, comprises two separate gardens. The lower garden in spring is planted with Rhododendrons and Magnolias and is full of birdsong. The upper garden, which is walled, is a mixture of ornamental...More

1  Thank Specsavers2
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Some rare and choice plants to see in some of the oldest gardens in Ireland. The setting is unique, especially the upper terrace where the gardens are on top of the castle battlements and have orchards and chickens as well as Joseph Paxton's glass house....More

1  Thank sunville2014
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Martina D
What is opening times on fri 16th sept
15 September 2016|
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Response from acstarr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer to the question
Heather G
How many hours should I allow to see the castle and grounds for our itinerary? Anything for kids to do here?
12 February 2015|
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Response from LismoreDirector | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Lismore Castle Gardens/Gallery on average people spend up to 1.5 – 2 hours in the gallery and gardens. We have a range of activities for children these include: a sculpture hunt for older... More