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Johnstown Castle Estate
Wexford Town, Co. Wexford
Family friendly
Paid car parking
Dog friendly
Rainy days
Explore Johnstown Castle Estate, just outside the historic town of Wexford. Book in for a guided tour of the castle and stroll around the estate's lush ornamental gardens.

Visit Johnstown Castle and admire its Gothic towers, magical turrets and arched windows. Wander around the walled gardens, admire the unique sculptures and check out the beautiful lake walks.

Daniel Robertson, who designed Powerscourt Gardens, created a vision for the glorious grounds at Johnstown. Meander along the pretty pathways, admire the tranquil, tree-dotted gardens, and see the castle reflected in the shimmering waters of the lake.

Find the Irish Agricultural Museum in the former castle farmyard, see recreated wheelwright workshops and check out the impeccably restored tractors, ploughs and threshing machines.

Johnstown Castle was the historic home of two prominent Wexford families, the Esmondes, of Norman descent, arrived in the 12th century but during the Cromwellian era, the estate was confiscated and changed hands before it was acquired by John Grogan in 1692.

Why we like it
  • Visit the Irish Agricultural Museum.
  • Take a guided tour of the majestic castle. 
  • Prebooking is advised for the Castle tour.
  • See peacocks in the glorious gardens.
  • Bring the kids to the wooded play area.
Tips from locals

Take a guided tour of the castle and see the unique servants' tunnel, which measures an incredible 86 metres.

Contact details
Oldtown Ln, Johnstown, Co. Wexford, Y35 HP22, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend 2 to 3 hours here.

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