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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Beautiful horses, enjoyable tour!

We stopped here as it was on our way back to Dublin and we love horses. There is a large parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aurora, Colorado
Walking Guided Tour

Our guide led our group around the grounds, providing information about various stops along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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The Irish National Stud & Gardens is temporarily closed to the public for the Winter and will re-open on February 11th 2019. This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous Japanese Gardens and wild Irish St Fiachra's Garden...more
Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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All reviews japanese garden guided tour beautiful grounds beautiful place to visit interesting place well worth the visit face painting lovely walk nice cafe sunny day cakes great family day on site lovely place coffee shop kildare town horse breeding
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as it was on our way back to Dublin and we love horses. There is a large parking area a short walk from the visitors center/gift shop/cafeteria. I believe we paid 9.5 euro each for the senior rate and we took a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide led our group around the grounds, providing information about various stops along the way. Some of the world’s best stallions and race horses are found here. They are bred with mares from around the world. This service is a lucrative part of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good day out. Both Japanese and Irish gardens. Tour of stud very informative. Went on a cold November day, but still good. Would be brilliant on a nice summer day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could easily pass most of the day here, we seem to find new paths to follow every time we visit. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and well worth a wander. Our girls took part in the pony riding and had their faces painted for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a terrific stop where we a choice between a couple of sights. We're glad we went here. Walking the paths was a welcome bit of outdoor activity and we really enjoyed the beautiful horses and scenery including the Oriental Garden.

Thank J1329NEgaryh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply beautiful spot, and the sun shone down from the heavens. Lovely meandering walkways to spend as little or as long as you like. Gorgeous scenery for the senses, ponds and waterfalls, fairy doors with the tiniest of fairy clothes hung on the line. Majestic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good visit, I'm not all that interested in all things equine but this filled an afternoon, especially the Japanese and "fairy" Irish gardens. Andy was a great guide, very knowledgeable not just about the Stud. Good delivery and length of tour right. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect with this tour but we’re incredibly impressed with the gardens. Whether you are into race horses or not, it is a lovely way to spend an hour on the tour of the National Stud and you could easily spend...More

1  Thank U8070COamandak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly a huge thanks to Paul our tour guide for his scintillating humour & knowledge that spilled from his mouth while walking backwards through the National Stud! No matter the weather it was well worth hearing about Irish Racing history, the care of these beautiful...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I did a tour of The National Stud at Kildare with a couple from Canada. We were lucky to be guided by the extremely knowledgeable and energetic Paul. He's a great guide and his enthusiasm and passion flow out. The tour is very interesting...More

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11 July 2018|
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Response from 455SueH | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty for kids - check the website but over the summer (July & August) on I think Tuesdays and Sundays they have extra activities such as pony rides and face painting in addition to the playground etc.
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
it's a lovely walk, 2.1 kilometers or about 1.3 miles
16 June 2018|
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Response from DavidWardellINS | Property representative |
Hi, The easiest way to get to us is either by train and there is a free shuttle service from Kildare Station that also includes The Kildare Village shopping outlet. There is also many buses to The Kildare Village and one... More