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“Free and well worth a visit in Dublin !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Farmleigh House and Estate

Farmleigh House and Estate
Ranked #69 of 498 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations for visiting dignitaries and special guests.
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“Free and well worth a visit in Dublin !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Dublin boosts the largest municipal park in Europe and Farmleigh adds to a visit. Not only to see the house ( used by visiting government dignitaries ) but beautiful gardens AND a nice cafe !

Visited January 2017
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Thje Guiness Home in the Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the original home of a member of the Guinness family. It now belongs to the Irish State and is open to the public. It is located in the largest enclosed park in Europe and you will have a full day of enjoyment here.

Visited August 2016
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Osijek, Croatia
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“Must see in Dublin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Maybe the best experience in Dublin, guide was very knowledgeable about history, sculptures and events in past. Tour is free of charge. Beautiful architecture, building history and art is must see.

Visited January 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great for history buffs, and they do allow photographs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place was built by Edward Cecil Guinness, in the late 1800's (he is the great-grandson of the founder of the brewery) The building is maintained by the Irish government as a state guest house for visiting dignitaries. Obama stayed there. Many rooms are on display during a guided tour, which lasts about an hour. Great for history buffs! Also, photography is allowed. If you are taking the trouble to go all the way to Phoenix Park, AND if you have about two hours to spare, you ought to see this place. The surroundings of the house are also worth seeing.

Visited August 2016
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Listowel, Ireland
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“house and garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

house absolutely stunning.A person could wander the beautiful gardens all day. the stunning chandelliers and the old fashioned furniture are fabulous and the history of the house is so interesting.

Visited December 2016
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