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“Great way to pass a few hours at leisure provided you like gardens and modern art.”

Lismore Castle Gardens
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Lismore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Owner description: Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery are situated on the edge of the heritage town of Lismore, the proud winner of numerous Tidiest Town awards. Visitors are invited to wander in the historic gardens, arranged over seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls of Lismore Castle. The gardens are said to be the oldest continually cultivated gardens in Ireland and they offer spectacular views of both Lismore castle and the surrounding countryside of the Blackwater valley. Featuring a wide variety of beautifully maintained plants and trees, as well as a permanent sculpture collection, Lismore Castle Gardens is one of the highlights of The Waterford Garden Trail, which includes fifteen gardens around Co. Waterford. Please note the castle itself is a private residence and is therefore not open to visitors. Entry to the garden includes access to the contemporary art gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, which hosts exhibitions of Irish and international artists. There is also a small refreshment counter and a reading room, plus art materials available for children. Visitors might also enjoy other attractions located within walking distance of the gardens. These include Lismore Cathedral, the Heritage Centre and Lady Louisa's walk, as well as a number of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Please note due to the historic nature of the gardens and the naturally steep terrain of the ground, there are some unavoidable limitations on access for visitors who use a wheelchair or are less mobile. The gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, is occasionally closed for installation of temporary exhibitions, please contact us for full details.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The gardens are very well set out and it is a pleasant way to spend an hour or two. The gallery is also well set up but very 'modem art' great if that's your thing.

Thank linda o
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The gardens around the castle are beautifully kept, and the caste ( not included in the tour as it is still in use) in the background gives it that little bit extra. The staff is really friendly and tries to do their best to give everyone a good time. When in the area this place is a must visit. My only negative point would be that I thought the price was a bit steep.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

There is amazing place. Entry ticket costs 8 euro. And we walked around the outside, and now I sorry that didn't enter.

Thank ZoyaOk
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We didn't get a chance to go through the grounds but we walked around the outside. There is a view of the castle with the changing colors of the trees and the river running below. It is amazing.

Thank April S
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Lovely afternoon spent strolling the grounds of Lismore Castle Wished we were there when yours of the Castle itself are done

Thank CubbyBoston
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