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Historic Houses and Castles
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Knockabbey Castle has evolved over the last millennium and each of the families who lived there have left their mark. They contain some of the finest historical water gardens to be found anywhere in the country, dating back to the 11th century. The gardens contain a wide range of magnificent specimen trees and its tulip tree ranks among the largest and finest in Ireland.Today you have a unique opportunity to see these gardens restored after generations of neglect. Spend an afternoon strolling through the 30 acres, which include meadows, herbaceous border, formal Victorian garden with restored glasshouse, parkland and various other garden buildings. Experience the peace and tranquillity of this magical place.Spend some time in the courtyard where you can view a film on the restoration in our Interpretive Centre or browse through the Tack Room.“A visit to Knockabbey Castle and Gardens is like a step back in time, here you can see for yourself a real piece of Irish gardening history”Open on selected days throughout 2014. Jan 7-9, | Feb 7-9, | Mar 7-9, | April 7-9, | May 7-15, | June 7-15, | July 7-15, | Aug 23- 31, | Sept 7-15, | Oct 7-9, | Nov 7-9, |Dec 7-9, From:10am- 5 pm
Adult/OAP/Student €5 Child free