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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Address: Tully, Kildare, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 45 522 963
Today
09:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous...

This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous Japanese Gardens and wild Irish St Fiachra's Garden as well as the Irish Horse Museum, Living Legend's, Gift Shop and restuarant. It is also home to some of Ireland's most famous racehorses.

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a must see visit

a must see attraction when in kildare from start to finish its keeps your attention for adults and kids alike and the cafe serves some very tasty treats

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a must see attraction when in kildare from start to finish its keeps your attention for adults and kids alike and the cafe serves some very tasty treats

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family (5 adults) were really entertained by this fun tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. The information about the value and success of the Irish stud was fascinating. The delivery of the information was amusingly suggestive. Honestly, we all laughed so much - and enjoyed seeing the beautiful grounds and magnificent animals.

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walks great staff great everything. It's beautiful to see it all. We really quite enjoyed our visit which we found surprising

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether its the museum or the garden, the fairy homes or the wooden animal sculptures, the horses or the stables, this place has something for everyone. We had a very good young guide who made every aspect of the stud and the gardens sound interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit with children! Their gardens are beautiful. I love the new play ground and will definitely be back

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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Well worth visiting and the Japanese Gardens is a must. Visited as a kid, later brought my kids years ago and was delighted to re-visit again. Take time to follow the life story. The Stud gives a fantastic insight into the Irish horse industry in a lovely setting and the gardens are very relaxing to stroll. Great to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had no idea of what to expect when our tour group visited here. We were all surprised by the picturesque farm and gardens. It was interesting learning about the history and the horse breeding business. We saw beautiful horses grazing in the pretty pastures. Take time to enjoy the Japanese Gardens and also St. Fiachra's Garden. Both were beautiful... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Not thinking I'd have much interest in this tour, I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting facts I picked up along the way. This is a tour well worth doing for a family of all ages.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A visit here includes the wonderful Japanese Gardens, as well as the opportunity to see some seriously valuable studs. Wonderfully gentle way to spend a couple of hours, learning about Irish thoroughbreds.

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Kildare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We happened to get a beautiful summer's day for our visit. All the trees were full of leaves and the place was very picturesque. We visited the Japanese gardens while there and they were very pretty I would definitely recommend a visit if you are a garden enthusiast, we went for a walk all around the stud and saw many... More 

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