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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

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Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
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+353 53 918 4671
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in...

With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.

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LOVELY DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY ,spectacular walks.

If you have an afternoon to spare then you could do worse than spend it in the lovely surrounds of Johnstown castle and gardens.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
Henry V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

If you have an afternoon to spare then you could do worse than spend it in the lovely surrounds of Johnstown castle and gardens.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went for a long walk in the grounds of Johnstown Castle on New Year's eve. Really stunning - even though we have visited several times before. Always worth a visit. The reflections of the castle on the surface of the lake really have to be seen.

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Thank Derek B
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wandered in here on a very cold, winters day, just to find a late lunch at The Peacock Cafe. The walk through the grounds was beautiful, there are actually live Peacocks rambling along the pathways and lawns. This little cafe did not disappoint, the toasted sandwich and home made soup were delicious. It is quaint, the staff are friendly... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite places to go for a walk. Also great for getting the kids out into the fresh air and using up all their energy. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful, and even on really busy days, you often feel like you have the place to yourself. My toddler loves this place - mainly because there are lots... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a great place to bring the family whatever the season. There are lovely walks around the grounds & a very nice coffee shop with nice bites & excellent service on site too. The agricultural museum is a really interesting place to visit. During December Santa arrives on a couple of occasions to see the little ones.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We popped in here by accident in June 2016 and were blown away by it. The castle is something else, just massive and the grounds are stunning. The stables have been made into an agricultural museum which is lovely and a lovely coffee shop. We went back to Wexford in Nov 2016 and it was the first place we wanted... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you want to visit a superb castle and grounds this has to be the only place to go. It is only a few kilometres off the main Rosslare port road but worth the detour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We visited Johnstown Castle on one of the warmest summer days of 2015. The Castle and gardens looked spectacular. Pity that the castle is not currently open to visitors - would have loved a look around. The museum in the courtyard is interesting, mostly agricultural naturally (as the name suggests!), but there are some other nice exhibits. There is a... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited on a sunny October afternoon. The leaves were turning colours from green to orange and red. A wonderful place to stroll with your dog on a lead where we met other dog lovers enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

On a visit to Wexford, we were driving to Slade castle but had wrong directions (bad TripAdvisor:( ) but on the way back, saw a sign saying 'Johnstown Castle' and thought we will have a look. Well, what a beautiful estate to visit. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the castle and some areas are... More 

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