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“A Hidden Gem”

Farmleigh House and Estate
Ranked #61 of 546 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.
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Having visited the Pheonix Park many times over the years, I finally found my way into Farmleigh House, what fantastic gardens, all the plants and trees are named all the gardens are maintained to the highest standard, this is a must if you are green fingered , I visited in early January so there wasn' t a lot to see with regards to flowers, I am so looking forward to returning each season to see the display of colour change from season to season. The House itself looks amazing it was closed when I was there I will look forward to doing the free tour next time round. We had parked in the main park as we were out walking the dog but there is a car park in the grounds of Farmleigh.

Thank roconnor1961
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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 !

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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.

Thank DJCass
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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.

Thank Sinisa S
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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.

Thank Alex280546
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