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Birr Castle Gardens

Birr Castle 2 Rosse Row, Birr, Ireland
+353 57 912 0336
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Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre A Demesne of Discovery open daily from 10.00 until 16.00 The Award Winning Gardens of Birr Castle and the newly revamped Science Centre are rich in flowers, rare trees, extraordinary feats of science and engineering and wonderful wildlife. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule. Treehouse Adventure Area This adventure area inside the Garden houses Ireland’s largest treehouse as well as picnic areas, a bouncy pillow, sand pits and dens. Great Telescope This, the largest telescope in the world for over 70 years, was constructed in the 1840s by the Third Earl of Rosse. With it he discovered the spiral nature of certain nebulae – leading to their identification as galaxies.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 06:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Birr Castle 2 Rosse Row, Birr, Ireland
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+353 57 912 0336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed more time to see all of the gardens/property, might call again just to walk around the gardens. The map you get when you buy the tickets is very helpful. Beautiful gardens to walk around. Lots of history in the science museum. The tour of...More

Thank kerryjayc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens and Science Centre at Birr Castle was visited by our historical society. The whole estate is quite large with delightful gardens and walks. The highlight had to be the guided tour with is an extra charge. This was well worth the money. The...More

Thank Flor H
BirrCastleGardens, Reception Staff at Birr Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review Birr Castle Gardens. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. It's great to hear such positive feedback on our staff, as they aim to give visitors the best possible experience. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to spend an afternoon. The gardens are nice but not spectacular. The most interesting feature is the huge old telescope, dating from the 19th century, which was the largest in the world at some point. There is also an interesting...More

Thank UD K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens & play area for children Lots of land to walk around..there are a few different walking routes to take so suitable for different levels of fitness... We were there during the week so it was very quiet & relaxing

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at Birr Castle are inspiring and beautiful. A welcome respite from the travails of travel! And, the science and technology created by the family that dwelt in Birr Castle is astonishing. The massive telescope (world's largest at the time), exacting instruments designed and...More

Thank dukemeteo
BirrCastleGardens, Reception Staff at Birr Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review Birr Castle Gardens. It is great to hear such kind words spoke about the estate, we hope you will be able to visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been meaning to get to Birr Castle for over a year and when I finally had the opportunity to take my two boys we weren't disappointed. The gardens and grounds are beautiful with so many stunning flowers and unusual features. It is a...More

Thank 2rokin
BirrCastleGardens, Reception Staff at Birr Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review Birr Castle Gardens. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit if in the area, the gardens are amazing, they also do a tour of the castle which must be prebooked in advance.

Thank MsJC78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience!! Beautiful gardens that you could get totally lost in.. would have loved to have stayed longer.. would definitely recommend a visit.. 👌

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the gardens after going through the Science Center. It was peaceful and quiet and a great place to stretch your legs. The views were incredible and the formal gardens were beautiful. There's a picnic ground and play area for children so this would...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to the weather not being as nice as anticipated we (2 grandparents, 4 parents, 3 children) headed to Birr Castle Gardens for the afternoon and were pleasantly surprised :-) The staff were very friendly and helpful. The children were delighted with the play area...More

Thank Mary F
BirrCastleGardens, Reception Staff at Birr Castle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to visit Birr Castle Gardens. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again.

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Bernard M
Dogs are allowed?
1 May 2017|
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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.
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Bernard M
Dogs are aloud?
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.
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