Castle Tours

Castle Tours

Castle Tour with General Admission Ticket €18.00 pp

This magnificent castle is a rare gem in the heart of Ireland as it is still lived in by the Parsons family. For a limited time only May – August, The Parsons Family have opened their home to allow the public inside Birr Castle. A fortress built in the 11th century was acquired by the family in 1620 and the various generations have been working to build, preserve and protect this great heritage ever since.

On your tour of the castle your guide will lead you through a number of beautiful rooms while enlightening you on the history, the family, key pieces of furniture, and the collection of treasures within the rooms.

May to August 2019, Monday to Saturday at 10.00, 11.30 and 13.00 each day, Pre-booking is essential. Times and dates can change.

The castle tour includes a 45-minute guided tour of the main reception rooms of Birr Castle, and full access to the Science Centre, the Great Telescope and 120 acres of gardens and parklands. *Please note that castle tours are not suitable for children under the age of 12. Bookings can be made by calling 0579120336 or emailing Group rates are available on request. Groups of 15 or more will be required to be taken in two or more groups into the castle. Experienced tour guides are available to all groups and itineraries can be tailor made to focus on special interests.