Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud
Stay at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
The Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud are located in Tully County Kildare and approximately a 30-minute drive from us here at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.
The Irish National Stud is a thoroughbred horse breeding facility in Tully and home to the most magnificent horses & glorious gardens.
The famous Japanese Gardens are located within the lands of the Irish National Stud at Tully and renowned throughout the world and widely praised as the finest of their kind in Europe. They are far more than simply a treat for the eye, they are truly spectacular and loved by all ages.
For the Kids
The National Stud and Japanese Gardens is the ideal choice for families and boasts a dedicated kids play area which is located near St. Fiachra’s Garden and caters for children of all ages. The play area boasts a great variety of play equipment including swings, slides and climbing frames and overlooks the fallabella and Living Legends paddocks. Mom and Dad can sit back and relax and enjoy a tea or coffee and some nibbles from the onsite café while the kids burn off some energy.
The Japanese Gardens and National Stud are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Sunday from January through to November 1st (excluding bank holidays) and from 10am to 4pm from November 2nd until December 13th
Daily guided tours are available and take place at 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, During peak season tour times are more frequent – 10.30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Daily guided tours of the stud last approximately 45 minutes.
A trip to the Irish national Stud and fabulous Japanese Gardens is a wonderful day out for all the family and conveniently located just 30 minutes from the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel – the perfect attraction to explore during your stay with us here in County Laois.