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Russborough House & Parklands
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Russborough House, built in 1740, is often referred to as ‘the most beautiful in Ireland’.

Visitors can enjoy guided tours of this exquisite Palladian mansion with its collections of paintings, antique furniture, silver, porcelain and tapestries.

Don’t miss the recently opened interactive and self-guided exhibition of film and photographs including many 3D photographs taken by Sir Alfred Beit himself on his world tours of the 1920s and 1930s.

For families, Russborough has a 20,000 sq. ft. head high Maze, a lovely fairy trail for youngsters and a playground for children up to 12 years of age.

There are beautiful parkland walks with information boards providing facts on the local flora and fauna. The recently reopened woodland rhododendron garden is truly magical in May and June each year and in a new Birds of Prey centre is now open. Sheepdog demonstrations take place on most afternoons at 2.15pm.

To complement these attractions there are lovely tea rooms serving hot and cold beverages, snacks and light lunches as well as a delightful souvenir and craft shop.

Highlights include:
  • Guided tours of ‘the most beautiful house in Ireland’ by local experts
  • Self-guided interactive exhibition of film and 3D photographs
  • Sheepdog demonstrations most afternoons at 2.15pm
  • A 20,000 square foot maze, playground & fairy trail for kids
  • Birds of Prey Centre

Visitor Information

Open March 1 - December 23, 2016

Daily 10:00 - 18:00

Guided tours take place 10:00 - 17:00 March 1 to December 23 (contact Russborough for details)

The walks are open year-round except for one week at Christmas. 

Contact Details

Russborough House & Parklands,
Blessington, Co. Wicklow

T: +353 (0)45 865 239 

Closed: December 23 to March 17

Last admission: 1 hour before closing (last tour begins at 17:00 May to September)

Approx. visit duration: A half day to explore the estate


Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €12.00
Senior (aged 65+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Child (aged 6-16): €6.00
Child (aged 0-5): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children): €30.00


Other Useful Information

Guided tour available in English, German and French. Free leaflets available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Tea Rooms serve hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches. Picnic facilities also on-site.

Gift shop selling a wide range of crafts, souvenirs, and gift items. 

Car parking on-site at a cost of €2 (no charge for blue badge or disabled vehicles) and free coach parking.

Partially accessible with accessible toilets. 

Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required. 

Free Wi-Fi available


  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • CIE International Tours Silver Merit Award 
  • 2015 Recommended by Taste of Ireland
  • 2014 Lucinda O'Sullivan Great Places to Eat


Map Location

From Dublin airport or city:
Russborough is 20 miles from both the airport and the city centre. From the M50, take the N81 exit to Blessington. Russborough is 2km beyond Blessington on the N81 road.

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