Visitor Information

What is open: 

  • 120 Acres of Parklands 
  • 10km of walks 
  • Red Tree Trail, 5km and features 65 Trees of distinction
  • The Solar Trail 
  • The Quest (weather permitting)
  • Treehouse Playground
  • 7 Gallery Science Centre with Gallery Challenge (located in Irelands Historic Science Centre) 
  • Gift Shop
  • Cafe open daily, daily opening times will vary.  
  • Bathroom facilities 
  • Open 09:00-18:00 daily, last entry 17:00.
  • For the safety of our team and all those who visit please continue to wear masks in indoor if the area is busy. 
  • Please pre purchase your ticket online prior to arrival where possible.  

We have the following safety measures in place for your visit:

  • Contactless payment
  • COVID-19 Safety Charter from Failte Ireland in place
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times within Birr Castle Demesne. 
  • Dogs are permitted on site but must be kept on a lead at all times, dogs are not permitted in the playground and please do clean up after your dog. 
  • Bikes, drones, footballs, and ball games of any sort are NOT permitted for the safety of all.

Car parking is available in the public car parking space located nearby. Public parking rates apply. There is NO car parking within Birr Castle Demesne.

Gift Shop 
All year round (10% discount offered to FRIENDS of Birr Castle Demesne, a valid fob is required)

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