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“Relaxing piece of heaven ”

Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Even with two small kids in a buggy this place was so relaxing. An ice cream in the walled area and play with other children while I sat back and enjoyed the fun! Beautiful walk around and fabulously maintained. Very inexpensive treat

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 3ce
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"beautiful grounds"
in 19 reviews
"walled garden"
in 26 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 20 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 15 reviews
"potato famine"
in 12 reviews
"peacocks wandering"
in 4 reviews
"lovely walk around the lake"
in 3 reviews
"a great place to bring"
in 3 reviews
"tea room"
in 7 reviews
"apple tart"
in 3 reviews
"horse drawn"
in 3 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 3 reviews
"potatoes"
in 4 reviews
"per adult"
in 5 reviews
"lovely cafe"
in 5 reviews
"lovely visit"
in 3 reviews
"cakes"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Friendly man on the gate.. charged only €5 for entry to the grounds.
We had a lovely walk around the lake which is stunning. Unfortunately the building is being restored so a lot of restricted areas right now.
Tea rooms were lovely with coffee & cake/scone for €3.50
Our daughter would have spent all day there feeding the peacocks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to bring young kids. Loads of walks. I especially enjoyed our walk around the big lake. The views are only super.

The walled garden is a great place to bring a picnic and lie on the grass the green are is great for kids to run, explore and meet new friends.

The restaurant is lovely to stop in and has refreshments to suit all. You can sit inside or out in the courtyard. If sitting outside except to see loads of peacocks. They would practically eat out of you hand.

Lovely area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David C
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place, beautiful grounds and so beautiful and peaceful. This is definitely worth a visit for anyone who has an interest in Agricultural history and machinery. A very good Famine display also. Lovely place for a walk and to learn a bit about history. Fantastic little coffee shop with delicious cakes.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dane T
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Arrived late-ish so decided to just get entry to the gardens. Spent a little over an hour wandering around. Nice.
The Sunken Garden wasn't up to much and the Walled Garden was a bit overgrown (particularly the abandoned glass-house).
But the lake was beautiful (perhaps given that it was a nice day of course)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank michaelbO3354IY
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