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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9155
Review Highlights
Very interesting visit, excellent tour guide

After 10 years in Ireland I decided this week end to have a look at the Aras and I was not... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2015
Very interesting tour. Well worth a visit

Myself and my girlfriend went on this tour yesterday. Both of us enjoyed it so much. First of all... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2015
Deividas M
County Sligo, Ireland
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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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  • Average8%
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+353 1 670 9155
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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
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Myself and my girlfriend went on this tour yesterday. Both of us enjoyed it so much. First of all we went to Phoenix park visitor centre to book ourselfs in and get free tickets. At departure time two minibuses collect us and bring to Aras...More

1  Thank Deividas M
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I love touring old historic buildings like this, but as an Irish National I was a little let down by the Áras. On the tour you are only brought through 3-4 state rooms in the house in which there is little fascination... Granted that it...More

2  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Wondering what to do on a wet saturday in Dublin, our group of 4 ( two couples) decided to visit The Aras in Phoenix Park and what a day it was. We arrived at the visitors center a little early for the next tour around...More

5  Thank moseyM
Reviewed 8 October 2014

What a fantastic trip this was. As part of InterTrade Ireland we were taken on a visit to the Aras to meet with President Higgins. This was indeed a very special day. we were brought in and lined up in the hall. A fantastic time...More

1  Thank WoodyKane
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I was lucky enough to do a tour of the Aras last Saturday. The tour is free and we turned up at around 10am. We had been advised to ring the office on the Friday beforehand to ensure the tour was still going ahead as...More

2  Thank Daisy0312
Reviewed 19 September 2014

This is a free tour. Tickets are available from the Phoenix Park visitors centre on a first come/first served basis. Tours run on Saturdays only, hourly from 10:30am. It's well worth doing and gives some intereting insight into itish history.

Thank CaptainBrooksie
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Check in advance if any entrance gates are closed, as we got stuck as a 10k race was on! To obtain a (free) ticket for the 10.30am Tour of the Aras. get to the Visitor Centre in Phoenix Park about 9.30am. While waiting for the...More

1  Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was my first trip to the Aras even thought I have been living in Dublin for 6+ years now. It was a very well run and informative visit ... and it felt like such a privilege to see where the president of the country...More

1  Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We went there on Saturday, 5th. We checked the website the night before and 5th was not listed as a closed day. We drove from Limerick and when we arrived at the Phoenix Park Visitor we were informed that the tours had been cancelled. When...More

Thank meareilly
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What time does it open?
4 July 2015|
Response from NadiaK2512 |
I found the answer below - 10am, thanks.
Are there admission fees? What are the hours for tours? Are you open on Saturdays? Can I make reservations for Saturday, 14 February 2015?
6 February 2015|
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