Castle Tours

Castle Tours

Castle Tours will resume on June 29 to August 29, Monday to Saturday at 10:00, 11:30 and 13:00.  Pre-booking is essential on our guided tour booking page.  Face coverings are compulsory and must be worn for the duration of the tour, please bring your own and if this is not possible we will provide you with a disposable face mask.  Sanitizer stations can be found on entry and exit of our visitor attraction.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your booked tour time which should give you time to process entry and know start point of your tour.  For further details on COVID-19 and our business please visit our visitor information page. 

Your guided tour ticket also allows time to discover the demesne before or after you guided tours up to closing time.

Also on offer we have the guided Discovery Tours from June 29 of this year, these will take place outside and allow for social distancing. Take care.

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, the Parsons Family open their home to allow the public inside Birr Castle. A fortress built in the 11th century that had been acquired by the family in 1620. The various generations have been working to build, preserve and protect this great heritage ever since.

What the Castle Tour includes

A 45-minute guided tour of the main reception rooms of Birr Castle Demesne, while enlightening you with the history of the family, key pieces of furniture and the collection of treasures within the rooms. Once your guided tour is finished please take time to visit 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.