Fota House & Gardens, County Cork

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  • The House, Arboretum and Gardens are a wonderful trip back in time. It's well wroth a quite afternoon, wandering around the gardens and decompressing. We saw two red squirrel's which was an added bonu...  more »
  • This afternoon we went with a small group of friends to the Fota House. We planned to stroll through the arboretum and gardens, but due to the bad weather we stayed in the house and did the tour. Afte...  more »
  • I often walked the Gardens myself if I'm in the area. I have also done the Tour of the house last summer which was really nice to be honest. It's a shame though when the family went bankrupt alot of t...  more »
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  • House tours are available 7 days a week from late March to September. Well worth a visit.
  • The gardens are amazing! We went there with a coffee in mind but the house was closed at the time, it is only open duribg Summer. The kids spend the time running around, very well maintained with beautiful and unique threes. I looking forward to going there next summer and visit the house that many people says it's beautiful inside. The parking space it's the same used for Fota wildlife visitets and it costs 3€.
  • An amazing regancy house and beutiful arbetoreum! Its a really nice place to walk around in the summer
  • Stunning Regency Mansion built 1820, surrounded by gorgeous gardens and an arboretum. You can do tours of the house and the frame yard and there is a very nice cafe there. Be aware of the €3 exit fee when you leave the car park and only coins are accepted. The house tour takes about one hour where you get to see at least 12 rooms and hear the colourful story of The Smith Barry family who lived in the house until 1975
  • The outside of Fota House itself is okay, we didn't do the tour. But the gardens are absolutely spectacular and well worth a visit or even a place to have a quiet picnic, especially as entry is free. You can bring your dog as long as your dog is leashed. Even if you aren't so big into gardens, It's just a really nice place, and barely a 15 minute train ride from Cork.

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