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Bantry House & Garden

Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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A short viSit

Looking for tourist attractions in bantry and walked the gardens of this historic residence. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John R
Brisbane Region, Australia
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Beautiful house interior

I loved Bantry House and Gardens. The inside is so interesting with lots of information. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deirdre D
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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+353 27 50047
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looking for tourist attractions in bantry and walked the gardens of this historic residence. The gardens in many areas were looking a bit tatty. The trees are excellent and can't comment on the house as didn't go in. Worth a visit but a little disappointing...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved Bantry House and Gardens. The inside is so interesting with lots of information. There is an amazing dolls house. The tea room was nice and cosy with nice scones!

Thank Deirdre D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our host and hostess recommended visiting Bantry House & Garden. As we were accompanied by a lady of 87 in a wheel chair we asked if it was possible to visit the house with her and if there was any reduction with our teacher's card....More

Thank LilyLighthouse
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice place with a restaurant which is not expensive. Didn't get to visit gardens as the weather was bad

Thank larrykielthy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's 20 years since we last visited Bantry House and not much has changed. The house is interesting to visit, but more rooms should be open and information on the history of the house and family should be displayed for visitors. I found it really...More

Thank Nitsua2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today. Really loved looking around the house and found it very interesting and informative. Staff in the house were lovely and on hand to answers questions. As we finished looking around the house we were heading towards the gardens but the rain sadly arrived...More

Thank Charlotte M
sophiemanager, General Manager at Bantry House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there I am sorry you were told you couldn't come back and visit the garden. You are more than welcome to and if you are in the area please do. If you don't still have your tickets not to worry just mention that,Sophie, the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Bantry House on our way from Kinsale to Killarney. Just for the garden, it cost €5 per adult and free for the children. The garden was lovely and there were gardeners working on it at the time of our visit , so...More

Thank NafLiverpool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a typically Irish sunny/showery day.There was a power cut so the credit card machine was not working,but we were kindly let in after scraping together a fiver each!The tour of the house was really interesting. I loved the fact that it felt real...More

Thank flocat2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful, some of the outer garden trails are quite muddy to get to the very top of steps in garden. They can be climbed from the front too. Beautifully tended garden with lots to see and the view is pleasant from the...More

Thank Michaela9812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky little manor. Beautiful views of Bantry golf and really nice gardens. You can spend 1-2 hours here. It was a nice surprise! Today is in rather poor shape, but efforts are made by the owner to revive its' former glory. I loved the little...More

Thank MihuC
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Karen C
17 June 2015|
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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
2 February 2015|
Response from Karen R |
I don't believe any photography is allowed inside the house.