Ardgillan Castle & Playground

Things to do in County Dublin, Ireland - Ardgillan Castle & Playground - YourDaysOut
R127 Fingal Dublin Ireland
Open 10am daily
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Ardgillan is a large 18th Century country manor house (1738) built in extensive grounds overlooking the Irish Sea. The demesne features a walled garden and a rose garden. Within the house, the ground floor rooms and the kitchens are open to visitors (guided tour only). Ardgillan Park is unique among Dublin’s regional parks for the magnificent views it enjoys of the coastline. A panorama, taking in Rockabill Lighthouse, Colt Church, Shenick and Lambay Islands may be seen, including Sliabh Foy, the highest of the Cooley Mountains, and the Mourne Mountains can be seen sweeping down to the sea. Ardgillan Castle is open all year round. Access to the castle is by guided tour only. Tours are available on demand. The team of tour guides is experienced, with a great knowledge and understanding of the castle and its family occupants, The Taylors. The Ardgillan Castle tour is approximately one hour long. Many periods of social history are brought to life with the focus firmly on the family who once lived in the castle. Visitors get the chance to explore the castle and enjoy the same atmosphere that the Taylors experienced from 1738, when the castle was built right up to 1962, when it was eventually sold. The park area is the property of Fingal County Council and was opened to the public as a regional park in 1985. What was an arable farm was transformed into a public park. Five miles of footpaths were provided throughout the demesne, some by opening old avenues, while others were newly constructed. They now provide a system of varied and interesting woodland, walks and vantage points from which to enjoy breath-taking views of the sea, coastline and surrounding countryside. A signposted cycle route through the park means that cyclists can share the miles of walking paths with pedestrians. House tours start at 11.00 am (available on demand; the last tour is 90 minutes before closing time). House tour: Adults €6.50; concessions Playground opening times: Open: 10am...


2 reviews for Ardgillan Castle & Playground

The Dad 4 / 5
From Ireland, Co. Dublin

Fantastic location - what a view - with plenty of space and lots of activities. It is a lovely setting with plenty of obstacles for kids of all ages. It is a short walk from the car park but you cannot bring bikes as cycling is not allowed on the paths. There are toilets and a small snack shop in the playground (with hot drinks) so parents and kids could easily spend a couple of hours here. Parking is free and beside a large green area where the kids can play football while you set up the picnic or light the fire in the designated BBQ area. This is one of the best free places where your children will have lots and lots of fun.

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Patricia 5 / 5
From Dublin

One of my favourite playgrounds with a view. Lots of parking and picnic benches and lots of space to run around. It's about a 5 min walk through a forest to get to playground. Walking back up with buggies is always fun!!!

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