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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Visit the home of Ireland’s most famous race horses, take a tour from a guide to learn all about the stud process, explo

Visit the home of Ireland’s most famous race horses, take a tour from a guide to learn all about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachelle M
Fab day out

Great day with the family at this attraction. It was our first time here. We had two kids 5&9 and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Closed to the public for the Winter and will re-open on January 29th 2018. 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the home of Ireland’s most famous race horses, take a tour from a guide to learn all about the stud process, explore the beautiful and serene Japanese Gardens. Don’t forget the natural beauty of St Fiachra’s Garden surrounded by the commercial stud farm. Stop...More

Thank Rachelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day with the family at this attraction. It was our first time here. We had two kids 5&9 and they both really enjoyed the pony rides, face painting and playground. They also loved looking at the retired famous race horses after the girl there...More

Thank Naoise47
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved the long walks around and the maintenance was immaculate and very scenic. Can't wait to visit again. Had coffee in coffee area outside. Lovely. then visited Japanese gardens also.

Thank Siy97
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Photography and Horses are my passion so I just loved my recent visit to the National Stud. Really well maintained and a delight to walk around. One could spend hours here! Cant wait to return in Spring to look at the foals. The two areas...More

1  Thank Eireann9
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We spent a whole day here. There was plenty to do for the whole family and the restaurant had very good options

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

If you are at all into your horses (my daughter is obsessed!), this is a lovely place to walk around. We were there at a time when there wasn't a lot of activity, but lovely setting. We got some good exercise & my daughter was...More

Thank martingerardkelly
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Gardens were beautiful, even in the rain, and the tour guide was very entertaining. Interesting to learn something about an industry I knew nothing of before but is a large part of Ireland's world image. Would definitely recommend stopping by although the headsets were not...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Again, if you like horses, this is an interesting place and guides will tell you what you need to know. This is a high-quality breeding farm. The buildings, some built over 100 years ago, are built to high standards, and the place is more interesting...More

Thank hus4154
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The gardens here are breathtaking and despite the large numbers of tourists visiting it has a tranquil serene atmosphere. We are not horse people so this aspect was lost on us but the grounds are manicured and beautiful.

Thank Nalpick
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We went here soley for the Japanese Gardens and were really let down. The upkeep and maintenance of the gardens were extremely poor with dead plants and litter all throughout. The gardens themselves were a lot smaller than expected and the visit was over within...More

Thank Sorcha B
DavidWardellINS, Manager at Irish National Stud & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi I am so sorry you were disappointed with your visit. I have spoken to our head gardener who takes great pride in the Japanese Garden. As with all gardens it is very seasonal and there will always be times when certain plants do not...More

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Mary H
12 August 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary, According to the Stud's website, "Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your pet" Enjoy your visit 👍
Finola S
18 July 2017|
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Response from Marie-Victoria F | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a café, and the gardens are big enough for a toddler to run him/herself really knackered :) Can't remember the pricing, but once you are in, you can stay for as long as you want.
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22 April 2017|
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