Explore the Magnificent Gardens at Birr Castle in Co Offaly

Calling all history and garden lovers! Are you looking for something unique to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit the brilliant Birr Castle and Gardens in Co Offaly. The castle has a fascinating history and has been an important part of the town of Birr’s culture for many years. The castle is home to the 7th Earle of Rosse, and since the castle is still inhabited, the residential areas are off-limits.

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The island is scattered with magnificent displays of gardens, from The Botanic Gardens in Dublin to Belvedere House and Gardens. One of the finest examples of this is Birr Castle Gardens in Co Offaly.

Although these parts of the castle are off-limits, the gardens can be explored in great detail! On the grounds of the castle, visitors can find a science museum and a cafe, which is home to the world’s largest reflecting telescope and a radio telescope, not to mention the hundreds of beautiful flowers. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off and visit the fantastic Birr Castle and Gardens!

  • Cafe.
  • Gift shop.
  • Open daily from 9am to 4.30pm.
  • Adult admission is €10.

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