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Loughcrew Estate and Gardens

  • 4.4

  • from 628 Google reviews

About the garden

Historic landscape and pleasure gardens featuring a lime avenue, herbaceous borders and physic garden.

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10-6

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



Co. Meath

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Loughcrew Estate and Gardens
Co. Meath
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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 628 Google reviews

robert o'connor

a year ago


Nice place for a walk. Quiet in winter. Sort of 3 walks available. 1)The gardens and church is a short stroll with interesting ornaments and flowers 2) the forest walk. A circumference of the gardens with some forest 2) creve Lough walk. About 6 There and back. Open countryside walk through farmland and copse forest. Very tranquil views of rolling countryside and smallish lake.

Cormac Phillips

5 months ago


The estate gardens are amazing. They are beautifully kept and there is interesting and fun art in it. The history of Ireland is embedded in this property too. However they are quite small. The cost of admission is 8 euro per adult or 22 euro per family of four. Why it is so expensive is a reason for losing a star. There is also a coffee shop at the side I purchased 2 cappuccino's here and got little change of 10 euro! They were not nice if you cannot make cappuccino's then just make a Caffè Americano and I'll add my own milk. Second reason for losing a star. All in all its just very expensive and quite small which is such a shame because it's beautiful area with amazing history.

Kevin Battams

5 months ago


Gardens themselves were a bit disappointing. They were nice in a rustic way and have potential but need work. They were more like a Park than Gardens, they need alot more planting. Also the real walled garden cannot be accessed and have cattle grazing in there. Alot more could be done with regard to the Tower House (where St Oliver Plunkett was born) and Church ruins. The Lough Cairn walk was very disappointing and need a lot of work to bring it up to standard. The Gardens and walk could do with picnic areas to enhance them. The Coffee Shop is excellent though and staff very pleasant.

Miriam Breslin

a year ago


Alice at Loughcrew was, for 9 of us a family treat outdoors & in the dark which made it extra interesting. It's hard to describe so the photos do that job. The walk around lasted about an hour. The atmosphere of lights, dark & installations was exciting for kids & adults alike & was worth the distance to travel there. A little on the expensive side but then it took a lot of work to design & put together. Well done Loughcrew Estate

Lesley Robb

6 months ago


The fairy trail was fantastic, our 4 and 2.5yo loved it. The gardens are very well maintained and have sculptures around the different areas depicting characters and scenes from Alice in Wonderland. The white rabbit going down the whole was specificly nice. The cafe was a bit expensive for the cakes but they were worth every €! There was also 2 beautiful cats, one stayed about the cafe/playpark area and the other was roaming the gardens. He was very friendly and at one point was sitting on my teens knee!

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