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Farmleigh House and Estate

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Autumn walk

Nice cafe , friendly service, good selection of food, excellent location . Beautiful walks and... read more

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Denis B
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Beautiful Guinness Estate

A rare glimpse into the lives of the Guinness family. Beautiful grounds and a home that is massive... read more

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Kathryn R
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A former historic home of the Guinness family, Farmleigh House now provides premiere accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation.
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Phoenix Park, Dublin D15 TD50, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice cafe , friendly service, good selection of food, excellent location . Beautiful walks and gardens a visitors paradise.

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare glimpse into the lives of the Guinness family. Beautiful grounds and a home that is massive and magnificent with outstanding woodwork, moldings and decorations.

Thank Kathryn R
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kathryn R Thank you for your lovely review ,we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the house and grounds. The architectural features and the eclectic interiors are indeed magnificent and are stepping stones into a bygone era !

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Farmleigh House is still a functioning B&B - albeit a very upmarket one for those who do not pay. Stepping inside the doors you are transported back in time to an era of privilege and ceremony. History is at your fingertips and the tour is...More

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FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mo-ni Aonghusa - Farmleigh House is indeed the Official State Guesthouse, but it is so much more and your description of being transported back to a bygone era is very apt! Our younger visitors are very important to us and we are delighted that...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Visited on Sunday 2 Sep .Really enjoyed Tour of Farmleigh House,with excellent Tour Guide Don who brought this marvellous House to life. Highly recommend a visit ,we also visited Portrait exhibition in Gallery.More

Thank Maria D
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maria D – Thank you for the positive review. We set out to make each visitor experience informative and enjoyable and based on your response it seems we are getting places! Don really does bring the house to life and I have passed on...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on Wednesday 22nd of August 2018 and were a party of 5 - one an elderly lady using a walking frame. We found House easily enough nd parked in extensive car park which is a 3/4 minute walk from house. We walked to...More

1  Thank Frances C
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Frances C - Thank you for taking the time to write and let potential visitors and the staff here at Farmleigh know how much you and your family enjoyed your visit to the house and grounds. Your feedback is particularly useful in that it...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful resident, excellent tour and very informative. Tour guide excellent. Highly recommended visit

Thank akellymul
FarmleighG, OPW GUIDE at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello akellymul - Thank you for your positive and succinct review of the Farmleigh House guided tour. As a team, we want every visitor to enjoy the experience and your feedback helps reassure us that we are on the right track!

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Enjoyed a lovely lunch by the pond and a stroll through Farmleigh House... it's a quieter park of the park which I especially enjoyedMore

Thank Rada R
FarmleighG, OPW GUIDE at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rada R – Thank you for taking the time to review Farmleigh House and Estate. As you are probably aware, Farmleigh regularly stages cultural and musical events in the grounds, the Cowshed Theatre and Farmleigh Gallery. However as you have discovered, there is another...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beautiful manicured grounds, and a nice place for families or couples to go. I enjoyed sitting out drinking very nice coffee

Thank MistIreland
FarmleighG, OPW Guide at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MistIreland – Thank you for taking time out to comment on your visit to Farmleigh. We agree with you Farmleigh house and estate is a great venue, there is something for everyone to enjoy, couples, families and individual visitors !

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely part of the phoenix park. Easy accessible parking. The famers market itself is small enough. Don't expect anything beyond the main stream offerings. Has your basic falafel, coffee, cake, meats, cheeses and jams with some limited retail shopping. A nice bonus to the area...More

Thank 216lisam216
FarmleighG, OPW G at Farmleigh House and Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 216lisama216 – Thank you for taking time out to provide feedback on your visit to Farmleigh. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and found parking readily accessible. Your feedback in terms of the farmers market is very constructive and we will pass...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I went to the monthly Food and Craft market, to be fair I thought the place would be buzzing but it wasn't!There were very few food stalls about ten if even (merguines,bakery, jams and chutney, sausages and pastries) and five craft stalls ( leaded glass,...More

Thank Jambacy
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Sorcha85
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Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
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Anne D
22 April 2018|
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Response from Katrina D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply Anne, I don't check my account so often. they are allowed in the grounds I think but on a lead and you must use a poop bag as required
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Kate G
13 February 2017|
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Response from StephenL1983 | Reviewed this property |
You can get the number 37 Bus from Ushers Quay in Dublin City to the Gate of the Phoenix park. From there it's a 10 minute walk to The Farmleigh estate. You could get a cab from the city centre also or bicycle rental is also... More
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