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Lismore Castle Gardens

Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 54061
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Lovely

Visited this place on our first day in Ireland, as it was close to our hotel. Great first day out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Nothing much to write home about

Visited the gardens today. €8 adult entry is not really worth it. And as for coffee shop. Does not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Owner description: Lismore Castle Gardens and Gallery are situated on the edge of the heritage town of Lismore, the proud winner of numerous Tidiest Town awards. Visitors are invited to wander in the historic gardens, arranged over seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls of Lismore Castle. The gardens are said to be the oldest continually cultivated gardens in Ireland and they offer spectacular views of both Lismore castle and the surrounding countryside of the Blackwater valley. Featuring a wide variety of beautifully maintained plants and trees, as well as a permanent sculpture collection, Lismore Castle Gardens is one of the highlights of The Waterford Garden Trail, which includes fifteen gardens around Co. Waterford. Please note the castle itself is a private residence and is therefore not open to visitors. Entry to the garden includes access to the contemporary art gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, which hosts exhibitions of Irish and international artists. There is also a small refreshment counter and a reading room, plus art materials available for children. Visitors might also enjoy other attractions located within walking distance of the gardens. These include Lismore Cathedral, the Heritage Centre and Lady Louisa's walk, as well as a number of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Please note due to the historic nature of the gardens and the naturally steep terrain of the ground, there are some unavoidable limitations on access for visitors who use a wheelchair or are less mobile. The gallery, Lismore Castle Arts, is occasionally closed for installation of temporary exhibitions, please contact us for full details.
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“art gallery” (18 reviews)
“berlin wall” (21 reviews)
“upper garden” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lismore, Ireland
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+353 58 54061
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"private residence"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place on our first day in Ireland, as it was close to our hotel. Great first day out for a relaxed walk. Lovely flowers and nice castle. Very peaceful and can take as long as you like wandering around the gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the gardens today. €8 adult entry is not really worth it. And as for coffee shop. Does not have running water. A bit of a rip off unless you like flowers/garden's

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the castle gardens on a rainy day outing. Plenty of trees to keep you dry in the lower gardens. The swing was great! Kids lived the playground and sculpture trail.student art exhibition in the gallery- first time ever I witnessed my children enjoying...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a decent wander around in early autumn with much to see and admire. Not many other visitors this time of year, it seems. Interesting exhibition on at the moment until 15 Oct by Anthony McCall. In addition, at the gallery, some decent coffee and...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a lovely spot to soak up a sense of the history of the area while getting to relax in quiet and beauty. The village is quaint and inviting and the history center also can add a lot to the experience as a place...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Love strolling through these beautiful gardens. Great for the whole family. A Lily pond, art and horticulture galore. It is a must see when in Lismore!

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I visited here while in Lismore with my family in August 2017. The gardens are wonderful and the small play area was a big hit with my children. There is a picnic area if you are well organised and a cafe if you are not....More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The magnificent gardens at Lismore Castle are the oldest formal gardens in Ireland. Indulge yourself in their understated and historical elegance.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

well worth a visit, the gardens are in an immaculate condition due to the excellent work of the Castle's staff. We visited during the McGrath Clan Gathering last year and had an enjoyable time is a relaxing setting.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We could only walk down the road to take a photo. This is still someones home so it's just to look at.

Thank N B
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Thank you for your interest in Lismore Castle Gardens/Gallery on average people spend up to 1.5 – 2 hours in the gallery and gardens. We have a range of activities for children these include: a sculpture hunt for older... More
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