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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9155
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Beautiful

This beautiful building is tucked away inside the beautiful Phoenix Park. Not a whole lot to see... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
WMJAB
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London, United Kingdom
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Little disappointed

A hidden gem, only open on a Saturday and limited number of spots so go early to get tickets, which... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2015
Rosemary F
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Dublin
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Originally a modest 18th-century house, the building that today serves as the official place of residence for Ireland's President has been greatly expanded over the years.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phoenix Park
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+353 1 670 9155
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"state dining room"
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"free tour"
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"on display"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This beautiful building is tucked away inside the beautiful Phoenix Park. Not a whole lot to see but a stunning and elegant building nevertheless.

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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem, only open on a Saturday and limited number of spots so go early to get tickets, which you can get in the visitor centre. You get to go into the presidents office and the group before us got to see him walking...More

Thank Rosemary F
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Spectacular gardens, which extend to 130 acres including the restored Greenhouses which have been planted with the peach and vine varieties originally planted there in the mid 1800's, when they were built. The House and State Rooms have been impeccable restored and are spectacular and...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Being a local and living nearby I had always wanted to do this tour and finally got around to it recently. Overall I was a little underwhelmed by the tour. While the building itself is very impressive, as is the interior decor, the tour seemed...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

I've done this tour twice now (brought the family the second time) and that's why I'm not giving it 5 stars. As with a lot of tours it comes down to the person that's showing you around. The 1st tour was brilliant, we got an...More

Thank JetlaggedGMT
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

The Aras an Uachtarain tour conducted by OPW is one of the best free tours that I have been to in years. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us a lot of information about the history of the place. I wish photography was...More

Thank RPanicher
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Aras an Uachtarain: on this guided tour, you learn about the history of Phoenix Park and of the naming of Aras and what it stands for. Our guide walked us through different rooms in the white house which offered stunning views. We also got to...More

1  Thank Cheston R
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

You feel that you are in front of the american white house, only with very little surveillance. It's in the phoenix park and you can stand very close to it.

Thank jonruizz
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Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Aras an Uachtaitain is the official residence of the President of Ireland. Until last week I was unaware that you could take a tour of it! You go to The visitors centre in Phoenix Park at 10am on Saturday morning (the only day the tours...More

Thank mogey2
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

After 10 years in Ireland I decided this week end to have a look at the Aras and I was not disappointed . Very pleasant surprise, this guide tour is extremely interesting,well commented even my 7 years old child enjoyed it . You learn a...More

Thank LoUh
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I found the answer below - 10am, thanks.
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Response from CaptainBrooksie | Reviewed this property |
Hey! This tour is absolutely free. You can't book in advance and they only run on Saturday's. The tours run from 10am and are first come first served. You collect tickets at the Phoenix Park Vistors Centre
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