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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’.

Russborough houses one of the most impressive private art collections in Ireland, which may be viewed by taking a guided tour of this stunning Palladian Mansion.

The Beit Museum, opened in 2014, offers a fascinating insight into the history, lives, and stories of Russborough and its owners from the 18th century to the present day. 

The RHSI 18th century walled garden is available for pre-booked groups and individuals at various times throughout the season. For family fun, there is a 2,000m2/20,000sq ft head high Maze, a fairy trail, a playground, and a tree trail.

Tea rooms serving beverages, snacks, and light lunches as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea. Gift Shop. 2km walking tour of the demesne.

The National Bird of Prey Centre is located within Russborough’s Parklands.  Sheepdog Demonstrations may be arranged for pre-booked groups also. 

Highlights include:
  • Guided tours of ‘the most beautiful house in Ireland’ by local experts
  • Self-guided interactive exhibition of film and 3D photographs
  • A 20,000 square foot maze, playground & fairy trail for kids
  • Birds of Prey Centre
  • The 18th century walled garden is available for pre-booked group tours
  • 2km walking tour of the demesne
  • National Birds of Prey Centre

Visitor Information

Open March 1 - December 22, 2020

Daily 10:00 - 17:00

Last guided tours at 16:00. Parklands close at 18:00 sharp.

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 
W: www.russborough.ie

Closed: December 20 to February 29

Last admission: Last tour at 16:00

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


Admission Prices 2020

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

The RHSI 18th century walled garden is available for pre-booked groups and individuals throughout the season.

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Other Useful Information

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

The award-winning restaurant serves hot lunches, morning & afternoon tea/coffee. Lady Beit's Pantry is available for pre-booked groups wishing to enjoy afternoon tea. 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 €3 (no charge for blue badge or disabled vehicles) and free coach parking with walking facilities. The €3 fee includes the playground and some walks.

Partially accessible with accessible toilets. The provide a lift to enable tours of the main house. Unfortunately, the Bedroom floor is not accessible and may only be reached by stairs. Accessible toilets available and baby changing area.

Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required. Downstairs, the Theatre seats 70 and the small Cinema seats 30. Both may be used for events. The Hippodrome (outside) accommodates 500 chairs and is available for events and civil weddings.

Free Wi-Fi available in restaurant.


  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • CIE International Tours Silver Merit Award 
  • 2015 Recommended by Taste of Ireland
  • 2014 Lucinda O'Sullivan Great Places to Eat


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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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