We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bantry House & Garden

Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
Review Highlights
Faded glory on the road to revival.

We visited on a Sunday morning and were shown round by a lovely welcoming guide who was happy to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens

The house was closed at the time but we walked around the gardens. They were beautifully manicured... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Zoe K
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Read all 507 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Bantry House and Garden is a stately home in southwest Ireland situated right on Bantry Bay with panoramic views of the bay and the caha mountains. The estate is owned by Egerton and Brigitte Shelswell-White and is managed by their daughter Sophie and her partner Josh. It has been in the family since the 1700s. The house contains original furniture and objects d'art. The garden is laid out over 7 terraces with a fountain, large wisteria circle and 100 steps leading up to the woodland. The house, garden and tearoom is open to the public daily from easter to october. The estate hosts weddings, music festivals and fairs. We have a separate review page for our B&B accommodation.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
Write a Review
Reviews (507)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a Sunday morning and were shown round by a lovely welcoming guide who was happy to discuss the history of the house and some of the finer points of Irish life in general. We had a coffee on the terrace and enjoyed...More

Thank 709,123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The house was closed at the time but we walked around the gardens. They were beautifully manicured and made up.

Thank Zoe K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on a rainy day and found the place was still worth the high price in. The old house is being renovated at present. The quid was very knowledgeably about the place.

Thank Dermot15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A most imposing house situated on raised ground with a spectacular position overlooking a wide expanse of Bantry Bay. Is is rare to have such a beautiful and inspiring location. The original square house dates back to the 18th Century with a number of tasteful...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to visiting but when we arrived the car park was chock a block with some cars parked in ridiculous spots. (A bit of courtesy goes a long way!) When we went to pay we were told the house was closed to...More

Thank Discoveranewyou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an absolute treat to be able to visit the house and gardens. The house has so much of its furniture, paintings, antiques and treasures in place that it gives far more of a feel for what life would have been like in that...More

1  Thank sehar2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a rainy afternoon Bantry was beautiful and what the weather cost in views across the bay, it made up for in atmosphere. The rooms to see in the house are beautiful – most are ground floor and all so light & bright with...More

Thank TrewinDorset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cool overcast day and had the gardens almost to ourselves. We chose not to visit the interior of the house, but the views of the outside from the formal gardens and the top of The 100 Steps are spectacular. You could...More

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing old home open to tours. This house must have been incredible during its hey day. Self-guided tours or group tours available. The gardens and grounds are beautiful with breath taking views of the bay.

Thank 412TravelerPA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house is a delight to visit and it is well worth going on the guided tour but you will still be amazed it you opt for self-guided information sheets. Beautifully lived in with spectacular window views. The views from the front gardens and the...More

Thank OSirideain
Nearby Restaurants
The Fish Kitchen
608 reviews
1.00 km away
9 reviews
1.11 km away
Organico Cafe
296 reviews
1.14 km away
The Brick Oven
520 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Allihies Beach
16 reviews
7.71 km away
St. Brendan's Church
9 reviews
.87 km away
Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides
16 reviews
2.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Karen C
17 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from sophiemanager | Property representative |
Hello, yes the house, garden and tearoom are opened on Sundays from 10-5pm. Hope you can visit soon, Sophie Shelswell-White Bantry House
Peggy S
3 February 2015|
Response from Karen R |
I don't believe any photography is allowed inside the house.