Russborough House, Wicklow

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Visit Russborough House, which many consider to be one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland. The stately residence was built between 1741 and 1755 and boasts stunning interior decor. During your award-winning house tour, be sure to direct your attention overhead to examine the ornate plasterwork on the ceilings by the Lafranchini brothers, and don't miss the paintings by Claude Joseph Vernet. The 3D exhibit features fascinating photographs from the early 1900s and cinema footage from Sir Alfred and Lady Beit's travels. Kids will love the playground and hedge maze, and sheepdog performances are sure to entertain the whole family. Be sure to try the tasty home-baked goods in the tea room, too. Add Russborough House to your Wicklow travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Wicklow itinerary maker .
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  • Lovely country house, remember to bring 2 euros to gain entry to carpark. Kids play area great & a maze . Gift shop is lovely & so to is the cafe/tea room. Haven't done tour of house as yet. The walle...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit to Russborough House and Gardens. The playground was fantastic for the kids and we really enjoyed the fairy walk and got lost in the Maze for what seemed like forever. We d...  more »
  • Went to this lovely house and area on not the best of weather day. Lovely shop with good range of products for sale and not too expensive. Cafe/restaurant catered for all tastes, from a cup of tea and...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to visit not far from blessington lakes so it's surrounded by lovely scenery. You can do a tour of the house and they also have a maze. If you just want to go to have a wander around the grounds you can and they have a great play area for the children looking onto fields with sheep. They've plenty of parking which is only 2euro with no time constriction. Beautiful place to visit but preferably on a sunny day to really appreciate it's surroundings.
  • This is a beautiful place to go for a walk, alone or with the dog. There is also a wonderful playground for the kids, an historic country house to explore, a bird of prey centre and craft and art shops. The staff in the onsite cafe are always extra friendly. Finally, if you can get there when the rhododendron garden is in bloom it is so worth that visit alone. You will need 2 euro for access to the car park.
  • A wonderful surprise. Very unassuming from the outside but inside was amazing as was the guides knowledge. George made it come alive! Beautifully cared for.
  • Very interesting place to visit. Lovely playground and grounds. birds of prey centre is great for children. Would recommend
  • Excellent lively tour with German lady. Very informative about the lives of the Beit family. Children attractions with maze and play ground. Beautiful views of Lake. Easy drive from Dublin. Cafe also available. Art and craft shops on site. Go try. 😀

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