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Farmleigh House and Estate

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 815 5900
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Fabulous day out in the sun

Farmleigh estate is a stunning house and gardens. There is a free guided tour of the house every... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea D
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Gorgeous room

the room we got was gorgeous and so was the hotel which was decorated lovel for christmas. they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
janblueydunne1
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County Kildare, Ireland
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (18 reviews)
“guinness family” (25 reviews)
“phoenix park” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
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"walled garden"
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"guinness family"
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"phoenix park"
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"farmers market"
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"house tour"
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"boathouse cafe"
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"open to the public"
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"visiting dignitaries"
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"foreign dignitaries"
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"clock tower"
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"state guest house"
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"free tour"
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"beautiful house and grounds"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Farmleigh estate is a stunning house and gardens. There is a free guided tour of the house every hour which was interesting. The many gardens are beautifully maintained and manicured. There are plenty of areas to sit for picnics etc and are well suited to...More

Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the room we got was gorgeous and so was the hotel which was decorated lovel for christmas. they also have a really unusal pool that goes outside

Thank janblueydunne1
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I spent just one day here as a guest at a seminar. It's a fabulous venue and an integral and important brick in the wall of Ireland's 'heritage. You will know its story by reading other reviews. It was worth every penny of public momey...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I walked over to Farmleigh House and Estate as I had been staying with friends up the street in Castleknock. I always wondered what was beyond those imposing gates and manicured hedges. As I approached the gates and guardhouse, I asked if I could visit...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice visit to Farmleigh House. Admission is free for all. Our tour guide was very helpful. We got to see the whole of the downstairs section - it would be good if it were possible to see the upstairs area. It...More

Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was my first visit to Farmleigh House. I did not do a tour of the house itself but wondered around the grounds and gardens. They have some livestock, cattle and horses dotted around the grounds. the trees here are some of the most magnificent...More

Thank TheAshPhipps
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Farmleigh last Sunday and had a lovely afternoon exploring the grounds, gardens and enjoying a free guided tour of the house. The house itself is very impressive and the guide was very knowledgeable on everything from the history of the estate to the...More

Thank LisaLovesToExplore
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Was at the Cow shed theatre for an art exhibition. and it was brilliant. Just when the leaves turn orange..Lots of walking space and running around space for kids too.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Every time I am leaving Farmleigh I always spot tourists going by on their rented bikes and I feel like screaming at them to go in to Farmleigh instead of passing by.It is simply a hidden gem. You could easily pass it by and not...More

Thank marcus m
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Farmleigh is located within the Phoenix Park and has loads of free parking. You can choose to take a tour of the house which I think is well worth doing as you will learn all about the history of the house and that it was...More

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isew55
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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tinneas
26 July 2016|
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Response from Lindaw65 | Reviewed this property |
No booking required but check markets are on before arriving as they are not on every week
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Mary19512016
21 February 2016|
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Response from Breege_064 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be about a 20 minutes to half hour from the airport.
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