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When you take this guided tour, you will discover fascinating insights into the contrasting lives of the masters of a former time, and their servants, in the original surroundings that shaped their worlds.
Restored and conserved by the Irish Heritage Trust, public guided tours of the House run regularly from April to September. Group tours and learning visits available all year.
Fota House hosts monthly cultural events, including seasonal offerings at Christmas and Easter. When exploring the House, a visit or guided tour of the award winning Frameyard Garden is a must! Special corporate events and weddings are greatly enhanced by the spectacular surroundings.
- Guided public tours giving you a fascinating insight into times past
- Authentic historical surroundings including Ireland’s only access to an original kitchen pantry
- Award-winning Frameyard Gardens
- Monthly cultural events including at Christmas and Easter
- Fabulous wedding venue & corporate room hire in a unique setting
Open March 21 - September
Daily 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: October to mid-March
Last admission: last tour leaves at 15:30
Approx. visit duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Senior (aged 65+): €6.00
Student (with valid ID): €6.00
Child (aged 0-12): €3.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €19.00
Senior (aged 65+): €4.00
Student (with valid ID): €4.00
Child (aged 0-12): €2.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €14.00
Combo: House & Garden Tour
Senior (aged 65+): €8.00
Student (with valid ID): €8.00
Child (aged 0-12): €4.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €29.00
Other Useful Information
Guided tours available in English and German. Audio-guides available in English (fee applies).
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Café serving hot food, sandwiches, cakes and a wide range of beverages.
Gift shop selling heritage inspired gifts, books and Fota branded items.
Paid car and coach parking on-site.
Partially wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet.
Group rates available (minimum 15 people). Pre-booking required.
Free Wi-Fi available.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- Europa Nostra International Heritage Award 2015
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
- Architectural Conservation Award
Fota House is located in East Cork, just off the E30 (formerly N25), and adjacent to Fota wildlife park (accessible through the same entrance).Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens Nearby Attractions