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Tour of Elegant Regency House Arboretum and Gardens Suitable For Families

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    Guided tours of the house are available on a daily basis from Spring to September and depart from the Welcome Desk at: 11am 12.30pm 2pm 3.30pm Children's tours must be prearranged. Visitors can also visit the award winning Working Garden by phoning 021 4815543 We kindly ask that you arrive ten minutes before your chosen tour. The gardens are free so once you have completed the house tour take some time to enjoy the tranquil beauty of Fota's gardens and stroll in the historic 'pleasure grounds' that continue to delight today. Experience the heavenly rose garden and explore the Arboretum where you will discover a host of rare and majestic trees. Our cafe in situated next to our Welcome Desk.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Well worth checking out. Impressive restoration of the manor house and gardens. So beautiful and a really great way to spend time if you are visiting the Cork area.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Jo T, Front Office Manager at Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for the review

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    If you have not visited Fota gardens before take the time to stop off, no better way to pass time strolling through the gardens. A great way for the kids to burn off energy!! Finish off the trip with coffee and cookies: gluten free option...More

    Thank MartinG9833
    Fotahouse, Guest Relations Manager at Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you Martin, we appreciate the time you took to give us such a great rating. We agree with you, Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens is the best for a really lovely day out. Here's wishing you many more of them. regards Bryan Visitor Services...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2019

    House museums such as Fota House are an excellent opportunity for anyone to learn about the history, the architecture, the social structure and the preservation efforts of a certain place. Fota House still has a long way to go, which will require a lot of...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jordi F
    Fotahouse, Guest Relations Manager at Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for such positive and detailed feedback. Our job here is to preserve this tangible example of important Irish history for the next generation. We are currently doing this on a minimal budget but as you mentioned with a dedicated staff and...More

    Reviewed 9 June 2019

    Even on a wet Sunday afternoon with lower than average temperature this garden visit was well worth it. There are excellent species planted along the garden walls with some wonderful flowers and shrubs. I would definitely recommend this free attraction. The tour of the house...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 187147George
    Fotahouse, Guest Relations Manager at Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your feedback on the gardens. We agree with you. They are also a beautiful environment to work beside. The shrubs and trees thrive here because of the depth of the soil on the island which retains the warmth for longer, hence the...More

    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    We recently paid a long overdue visit to the lovely FOTA house. Our tour guide was excellent and I felt I was transported back in time. The gardens are also another great experience and a pure delight to stroll around. We will certainly be back.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank F4492VEannc
    Fotahouse, Guest Relations Manager at Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Good morning and thank you very much for your feedback. We are thrilled that the guide was excellent, and yes, for us, it's all about the story of the house, the family and the staff who worked here. The guides here are passionate about Fota...More

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