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 Demesne.

There are 30 numbered Tour Points on the map. Using the Tour App you can find additional points, plants and trees of special interest. In all there are 90 points of interest distributed across the gardens

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




Guided Tours

All guided tours must be booked in advance.

Discovery Tour:
This is a self guided tour of our newly renovated Science Centre, the Great Telescope, and the award winning gardens here at Birr Castle Demesne.  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 45 minute 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.