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Birr Castle Demesne
N 52, Birr Route Planner
The Green Guide

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mid Mar-end Oct: 9am-6pm; Nov-mid Mar: 10am-4pm

Description

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.

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