Wells House & Gardens, Gorey

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There is something for everyone at Wells House & Gardens, a large Victorian house and gardens boasting over 300 years of history. Stroll through the woodlands and garden to clear your mind, or taste traditional treats in the tea room. If you have some energy to spare, check out the adventure playground and navigate obstacles of swings and ladders, or ask the resident archer to teach you how to shoot a bow and arrow. Do not miss the house tour, as it gives you the chane to witness the lifestyle of former residents. Special events are sometimes offered, so check ahead of time. With our online itinerary creator, Gorey attractions like Wells House & Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We had a really nice day at wells house. Lovely food. Staff really very helpful and perfectly accessible for wheelchair users.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Upon entering the visitors centre we found it was the little festival weekend and parking was increased to €10, but we found out it was truly worth the extra €2 surcharge as there were so many activit...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Wells House would be a magical place for children especially little girls who love fairies. Adults also would appreciate the enchanted forest with its wood sculptures and quirky touches. Garden is bea...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    You can see the place is developing itself and its great to see the range of activities available. Large open air playground available and sandpit for children to play. Unfortunately I would say the toilets facilities need to be better sign posted. That and a little more regular tidying of the toilet shed near the play area would be good. Apart from that there's a falconry, archery with dedicated instructors and a little petting zoo. It would do to have more staff to tell you about the falcons/animals and around the grounds. The restaurant is absolutely fab. The food is really good and you definitely get what you pay for on a plate. I would definitely come back for their themed weekends. High tea on a Sunday sounds fabulous in Ms Stones cafe (in full period costume).
  • May 21, 2017
    My whole family loves Wells. We travel down from Dublin regularly. They have an amazing fairy walk that my nephew loves with statues and fairy doors along the way. They also have a great playground and some animals you can see. The cafe food is also nice. Defiantly recommend for a great day out.
  • June 8, 2017
    Fantastic old house and gardens. Fairy forest great. We bought tickets for the house tour but couldn't use them as missed the last one due to enjoying the garden walks so much!
  • May 4, 2017
    Beautiful and interesting place for the family Old style large house with surrounding gardens and a forest walk but there's more to it than that. There's a playground, a cafe, a picnic area (with a peacock for company). It has a beautiful nature walk but hidden in various spots are fairy houses, various wood carvings of animals and kids story characters to keep the young ones entertained and interested.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful house and gardens with great facilities. Fabulous food in the restaurant and loads to do for all the family. First class and family friendly.

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