Guided Tours and Audio Tour

app icon large1This audio tour will take you to the main points of interest across these wonderful gardens. The tour introduces you to many of the significant plants, trees and features found within Birr Castle Gardens.

After you have chosen to ‘Start tour’ from the main menu, individual Tour Points will be triggered by GPS as you walk around the gardens. You can then page forward to hear and see more about other the plants and features that can be seen around you.

If you want to look ahead or listen again to other Tour Points you can either select them from the ‘Map’ or ‘List’ options.

There are 30 numbered Tour Points on the map. You can then use the Tour to find additional points, plants and trees of special interest within the vicinity of the numbered Tour Point. In all there are some 90 points of interest distributed across the gardens

We hope you enjoy exploring the unique gardens of Birr Castle.

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Guided Tours

All guided tours must be booked in advance.

Discovery Tour:
This is a self guided tour of the newly renovated Science Centre, the Great Telescope, and the award winning gardens here at Birr Castle Gardens.  We will give you maps upon arrival which will help you to navigate the demesne. This tour is also available guided.

Castle Tour:
This tour includes a one hour guided tour of the main reception rooms of Birr Castle.  You will also have full access to the Science Centre, the Great Telescope and the gardens after your tour.  Tours are running throughout the months of May, June, July and August.  They run from Monday to Saturday at 10.00, 11.30 and 13.00.  Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 12.