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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Address: Tully, Kildare, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 45 522 963
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09:00 - 18:00
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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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Nice day out

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group visited in September. It was a gloriously beautiful place, with magnificent horses enjoying their green and lovely home. Our guide Ellen gave a witty and informative description of everything that goes on there; if I were a horse, I'd think I had died and gone to heaven if I spent any time here! The gardens alone were worth... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Irish Stud is absolutely worth, visiting. It is a very quiet place, where you can get away from It all. Their Japanese Garden is a hidden gem. It also is very nice to sit on the terrace of the restaurant. It is easy, parking here and for free too. It is a good stopover on your way from Dublin... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All you need is a fine day, if you are a horse lover, this is the place to go, its great for kids with outdoor playground, the gardens are fantastic with lots of exploring, restaurant is really good

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour. The knowledge that our guide has was amazing. Best time to go is February, March if you want to see the foals. We didnt have time to look round the gardens but are going back in March so will look forward to looking then.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic experience for any horse lover. A beautiful very well run stud. I recommend this for any family with children. Had an amazing day

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