Dublin Environs Sights

Killruddery House

  • Bray–Greystones Rd. Map It
  • Bray
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

The 17th-century formal gardens at Killruddery House are precisely arranged, with fine beech hedges, Victorian statuary, and a parterre of lavender and roses. The Brabazon family, the earls of Meath, have lived here since 1618. In 1820 they hired William Morris to remodel the house as a revival Elizabethan mansion. The estate also has a Crystal Palace conservatory modeled on those at the botanic gardens in Dublin. Killruddery Arts organizes year-round events including an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. The tea house in the old dairy is a perfect spot for a light snack and kids will love watching the sheep shearing and the chickens being fed on the adjoining farm. There's a wonderful farmers' market every Saturday.

Sight Information

Address:

Bray–Greystones Rd., Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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Phone:

01-286–3405

Sight Details:

  • Gardens €6.50, house and gardens €11
  • Gardens: Closed Nov.–Mar.; Apr. and Oct., closed weekdays; House: closed Oct.–June

Published 01/10/2017

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