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Castletown House and Parklands
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Castletown House is the most celebrated and magnificent Palladian style mansion in Ireland.

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.

Highlights include:
  • 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 

Visitor Information

Open daily Mid-March to Early November 

Parklands are open year round and are free to enter and explore
Guidelines for suitable food for the ducks in the pond and for dog owners are listed on

Daily 10:00 - 18:00

Guided Tours only March and October

Guided and Self-guided Tours April to September


Open year round (free of charge) 

Contact Details

Castletown House and Parklands,
Celbridge, Co. Kildare

T: +353 (0) 1 628 8252

Closed: November to mid-March 

Last admission: last house tour 16:45

Approx. visit duration: 2.5 hours


Admission Prices 2018


Adult: €8.00/€10.00
Senior (aged 65+): €5.00/€8.00
Student (with valid ID)/Child: €3.50/€5.00
Child (under 12): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €15.00/€25.00

Free admission to the House on the first Wednesday of every month

OPW Heritage Cards, Dublin Pass and English Heritage cards accepted.



Other Useful Information

Free leaflet available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Irish. Audio guide available in English (fee may apply).

Courtyard Cafe on-site. 

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. 

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

Guided Tours only March and October. Guided and Self-guided Tours April to September.

Free Wi-Fi available.


Map Location

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.

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Next-up Events

January 1 - December 31 2019
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