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“Have convinced the kids that it's Narnia”

Belvedere House Gardens & Park
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Mullingar
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited Belvedere House last Christmas for the Narnia/Santa through the wardrobe experience. We enjoyed it so much that we went back later in the year and walked around the grounds. I had promised myself that we'd go back in the summer so today was the day.

We paid €16 for one adult and two children over 3 and one dog - free. It was an hour's drive from Dublin's M50 Junction 11. There is a toll on the M4 of €2.90.

We started with a walk towards the lake (Lough Ennell) and then on to the Narnia related attractions - the Folly where you'll find Aslan, The Beaver's House on the river, the witches lair (Ice cave) and we visited the fairy garden and swung on a rope over a little stream.

We headed back to the cafe for lunch. The boys has Chicken Goujons and chips and I had a panini and coffee. The food was good and reasonably priced. There is a pet waiting pen where we left Charlie while we ate. He had water and shelter from a passing shower.

Afterwards we took to the playgrounds, animal area and then wandered around the grounds of the house. I think we spent about 4 hours there and we didn't get to the walled garden.

Belvedere house is worth the drive and the entrance fee. Bring a picnic (plenty of tables) or eat in the cafe. There is also a little shop selling gifts and toys. It's well maintained and serviced and worth the drive and fee.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Interesting house tour with good exhibits, plus excellent themed walks in grounds to lake with a wonderful walled garden.

Thank Brilor2014
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Attended the Midlands home & garden festival today & although I'm sure it's not directly linked to Belvedere House it's on the grounds - My family have been there before & again today and no comparison on the 2 trips - it's really gone downhill & was a poor showing today €10 entry is €10 far too much - there was not near as many stares as before & at 3 O'Clock on a Saturday it looked like the last hour on the last day & not the middle of the main day - the organisers should put the thinking caps on again as this is now a bit of a rip off " Really disappointing "

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I really enjoyed being here with family. There was a lot of ground to cover so we spent all day here. Got to take some lovely pictures and sit down for food at the end. Brilliant. Loved that we could watch a video in the basement of the house.

Thank kayla c
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Lovely walks and great views of the lake. Cafe there too had great selection of food. nice place to visit on a good day!!

Thank RACHELKELL
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