Curraghmore House & Gardens
Available all year
Guided tour of Curraghmore House & Gardens.
Tree frame miles of beautiful rivers walks.
Today you will drive through Waterford’s beautiful countryside for an exclusive visit to Curraghmore House, home of the 9th Marquis of Waterford. The house is a remarkable sight with its architecture being part 12th century and part 18th century with strong French lines. Unlike other grand houses of this period, the 1176 keep of the Le Poer family has been incorporated into the 18th century house.
Of the many curious and interesting features of Curraghmore, the most striking is the courtyard front of the house, where the original Castle is encased in a spectacular Victorian mansion with flanking Georgian ranges. Formal parterre, tiered lawns, lake, arboretum and kitchen gardens were all developed during the nineteenth century and survive to today. At this time some of Ireland’s most remarkable surviving trees were planted in the estate’s arboretum. Today these trees frame miles of beautiful river walks. A Sitka Spruce overlooks King John’s Bridge and is one of the tallest trees in Ireland. King John’s Bridge, built in 1205 a stone-arched structure, spanning the Clodagh River, is the oldest bridge in Ireland. Twelve miles of famine relief boundary walls and four sturdy wrought iron gates surround the estate.
Your guided tour will incorporate the main reception rooms of Curraghmore House, parts of the extensive gardens and will include Tea/Coffee & Scones in the Tea Rooms.
Rejoin your coach and guide for your return journey to port.
Included: Tea / coffee and scone
Remarks: Appropriate warm, layered, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: 1 hrs 30 minutes of walking at a slow pace.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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