Birr Castle Demesne
Michelin Guide
Well worth the diversions
Park or garden
The Michelin Guide's review
Birr Castle Demesne is without doubt the star attraction of Birr. The immense grounds (the castle is closed to the public) are home to a lake and two rivers and over 1,000 species of plants (some of which from the Himalayas, China and South America) and the highest yew hedges in the world (12m/40ft). The giant telescope (1840) and a hanging bridge add variety to this walk and bear witness to the Pearson family's passion for technical innovations.
Practical information
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