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Russborough House, Wicklow

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Art Museum Historic Site
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. For Russborough House and beyond, use our Wicklow trip builder to get the most from your Wicklow vacation.
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  • Visited Russborough House today to visit the bird of prey center. Absolutely amazing and great value for money as you can also hold some of the birds. Also got to meet their beautiful baby owl! Big fl...  more »
  • We visited Russborough house, and its beautiful, We also visited the birds of prey, where we had a guided tour of the birds of prey, they were all so beautiful and kept clean. My son loved it. The sce...  more »
  • We visited Russborough House today. A fantastic house and grounds. Lots to see and do around the estate. The highlight of our visit was our tour of the house with Ann. She was a great tour guide. She ...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place. Well worth going and spending the day there. You could simply walk around the grounds and have a picnic (free) or pay and have a tour of the house or do the maze. Plenty of food offered on site. Good day out
  • A nice place to spend some time in the open. A lot of interesting things to see, including a maze, playground, museum, bird exhibit and crafts. Or you can just go for a walk. Very nice indeed.
  • Good place for a few hours with the kids. Playground, maze (don't lose the map with the rescue phone number in case you get lost but that's unlikely), fairy forest, nice cafe
  • 'Big house' in Irish parlance; this has everything. Google it and go. Hey if you are from UK don't expect a funfair or zoo ( but there is an impressive collection of cruel but beautiful birds of prey) . Serious art, archicture and antiques. Not cheap with charges for entrance and tour but you are helping upkeep of this wonderful resource.
  • Spent the afternoon there, had a wonderful time. Excellent exhibits about previous owners and their lifestyles. Lovely tour of the house. Next time Birds of Prey, Walled gardens. Also plenty for kids with a maze and playground.

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