Houses & Gardens of Co Laois

Houses & Gardens of Co Laois

Co. Laois is the most landlocked county in Ireland and is home to one of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe, and once the highest, the Sliabh Blooms.

Co. Laois is the most landlocked county in Ireland and is home to one of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe, and once the highest, the Sliabh Blooms. Co.

Laois plays host to numerous gardens and houses, and with this tour we aim to give you a chance to experience some of the best. From the 18th century house and gardens at Emo Court to the more modern private Gash Garden we hope your senses will relish this varied horticultural experience.

 

Hotel: County Arms Hotel, Birr (3 nights D, B&B)

Our hotel sits on the edge of Birr, the historic centre of Ireland. All 70 bedrooms come with satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and WiFi. There is an indoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, whirlpool and steam room.

Day 1

On leaving Belfast we travel to the oasis of calm and beauty that is the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, before continuing our journey to Birr.

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Day 2

This morning we make the journey to Gash Gardens and enjoy a tour of many interesting and unusual plants. After some light refreshments we return for a free afternoon in Birr. Some interesting gardens to visit are at Birr Castle and Oxmantown Mall

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Day 3

A little further afield today to Emo Court for a guided tour of this neo-classical mansion. We the have free time to explore its beautiful gardens before taking a guided tour of the South gardens, Courtyard and Walled garden of Castle Durrow Country House. Enjoy some tea/coffee and Castle made biscuits!

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Day 4

Our return journey home takes us to Burtown House and Gardens to discover its flower gardens, vegetable patches, parklands and woodland walks. We are expected back in Belfast at 5pm.

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

National Botanic Gardens • Gash Gardens • Emo Court and Gardens • Castle Durrow Country House • Burtown House and Gardens

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £60

• Holiday Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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