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When it was built in the 1720s, Castletown set a radical precedent and is now a fascinating part of Ireland's cultural and architectural inheritance. The extraordinary scale of plasterwork, paintings, furniture and decorative arts as presented to the public today, brings to life this unique Italianate palace with its restored 120 acres of landscape, historic walks and restored 18th century garden buildings. Situated in the restored 18th century Kitchen Wing, the Courtyard Café is run by ‘The Caterers’. Pop in for a coffee before your tour or relax over lunch after exploring the parklands or attending an event.
With guided tours, self-guiding access, Craft Fairs and Country Markets, exhibitions, theatre, concerts and workshops and so much more, there is something for everyone at Castletown.
- The 18th century magnificent Palladian style mansion
- Stunning collection of visual arts
- Guided tour of the house covering its history from 1722 to the present day
- Recently restored 18th century designed parklands and river walks (free to visit)
- Courtyard Café, situated in the restored 18th century Kitchen Wing
The recently restored eighteenth-century designed parklands and river walks are open every day throughout the year. There is no admission fee to walk and explore the parklands. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead and are not allowed in the lake, as there is wildlife nesting. Guidelines for suitable food for the ducks in the pond and for dog owners are listed on www.castletown.ie. Open year round (free of charge)
Castletown House will open daily from 1st March to 3rd November 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00 (last admission at 17:00). From 4th November to 15th December 2019, Castletown will open five days a week, Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:30 (last admission at 16:45).
You can either take a guided tour or, from April to the end of October, you can choose a self-guiding option and explore the house at your own pace.
For group/school bookings (more than 8 people), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 6288252.
Last admission: last house tour 16:45
House & Exhibitions
1 April – 3 November
10:00 – 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
Child (12-17): €3.50
House and Exhibitions with Guided Tour
1 March – 15 December (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in November and December)
Guided Tours available each hour from 10:45 to 16:45 in March, November, and December,
and at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 April – October
Child (12-17): €5.00
Family (2 Adult + 3 Children): €25.00
Garden and Play Area
22 April – 30 June
Student/Child (Over 3 years): €2.00
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children):€10.00
The Castletown Experience
1 July – 31 August and weekends in September
10:00 – 17:00
Student/Child (Over 3 years): €3.00
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): €18.00
Other Useful Information
Free leaflet available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Irish. Please take out the audio guides (Audio guide available in English (fee may apply).
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Situated in the restored eighteenth-century Kitchen Wing, The Courtyard Café is run by The Caterers. Pop in for a coffee before your tour or relax over lunch after exploring the parklands. Or, if you are attending a concert or play in Castletown in the evening, why not enjoy a pre-theatre dinner in the café (advance booking required) The menu offers a variety of dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, and uses the freshest local ingredients available. Download our menu here. Seating capacity: 80 people (split between The Original Kitchen and The Housekeeper’s Room).
To discuss holding a private function with The Caterers or to make a reservation, please telephone +353 1 627 9498 or e-mail email@example.com.
Café Opening Hours
5 November 2018 – March 2019
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Gift shop selling souvenirs, books, and gift items.
Free car and coach parking on-site. Use exit 6 from NM4/Celbridge West.
Partially accessible with accessible toilets.
Advance booking for groups of more than eight people is required. Please contact us at
castletown.ie to inquire about group rates or to make a booking. We offer special rates to tour operators for pre-booked tours (both guided and self-guided) for groups. Please email us for more details.
School visits are offered free of charge, however, advance booking is required. To arrange a school visit or to inquire about our workshops and other educational sessions, please contact us. at Castletown.ie. To find out more about our education programme or to see what education resource packs we offer, please click here.
Guided Tours only April to September. Guided and Self-guided Tours from April to October.
Free Wi-Fi available.
Located 20km from Dublin city centre and 28km from Dublin Airport (exit 6 off the M4 for Celbridge West). Bus service from Dublin to Celbridge also available.Castletown House and Parklands Nearby Attractions
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