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Birr Castle Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful Birr Castle

We were in Ireland for the Hot Air Balloon championships and Birr was our launching field each... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Summer Visit

Bought my American Cousins here for a visit in May Its one very nice place food is good and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Athlone, Ireland
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tree house”(73 reviews)
“science museum”(36 reviews)
“formal gardens”(32 reviews)
Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre A Demesne of Discovery open daily from 9.00 until 18.00. The Award Winning Gardens of Birr Castle and the newly revamped Science Centre are rich in flowers, rare trees, extraordinary feats of science and...more
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Birr Castle Rosse Row | Rosse Row, Birr R42 PD79, Ireland
+353 57 912 0336
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All reviews tree house science museum formal gardens well worth a visit play area nice walk private residence lovely grounds giant telescope great telescope walk around bouncy pillow family home gift shop the river walk lovely coffee shop great family day
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Ireland for the Hot Air Balloon championships and Birr was our launching field each morning and afternoon. We found the grounds to be beautiful and even took an additional day just to spend walking around the grounds, visiting the gift shop and...More

Thank K1059
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bought my American Cousins here for a visit in May Its one very nice place food is good and the staff are very nice more people should visit.

Thank texastomcowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Birr Castle is a 90 room castle situated on a 1200 acre walled estate. The castle is only open to the public in the summer on a very limited basis as is still a family home. The gardens are fabulous, so make sure you allow...More

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the 9th of October.Was very disappointed after we had bought our tickets that we couldn’t actually see around the castle the point of our visit ! The leaflet we had stated arranged tours were only available in the summer and I presumed that...More

Thank LornaAIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a guide to Clonmacnoise and he suggested stopping here on the way back to Galway. By the time we arrived we only had about 90 minutes to explore before it closed so unfortunately couldn't get anywhere close to seeing everything, but we...More

Thank straea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to call on the way back from Galway with family. Was there a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the museum visit, things have changed a bit since but still very enjoyable with tons to learn. As usual the gardens are fab but...More

Thank Olly986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Leviathan" Rosse telescope was the lure but we loved the castle and gardens as well. Allow enough time to explore the gardens and be sure to tour the castle. The family still live in the castle and it was only recently opened to the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a few hours in the picturesque gardens of Birr Castle. The kids loved the bouncing pillow and amazing treehouse. Gardens are very beautiful and well maintained and there was lots to look at while rambling along the paths and under the trees. Science...More

Thank Murray H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently brought a large multi national group to visit the house and gardens. Arrangements were excellent and the group was very pleased with the guides and the tour. The restaurant served an excellent (pre-booked) lunch; good food and good value.

Thank Rsymc53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was €9.50 to get in per adult. The grounds are vast and makes for a lovely afternoon walk. There is a river, little waterfalls, flowers, gardens, various trees. Just everything. We didn’t even cover half of it and we were there for a couple...More

Thank Kayphil56
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Bernard M
1 May 2017|
Response from BirrCastleGardens | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome, however they must be kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed through the science centre or into the children's playground.
Bernard M
1 May 2017|
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Response from Jolly489 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs allowed on a lead. Lots of dogs there the day we went.