Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

It’s simply impossible to come to Kildare and not visit The Irish National Stud and Gardens – especially as they are situated a mere 10 minutes drive from Castleview Farmhouse B&B.

Irish National Stud is a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty, which is home to a number of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens, the finest of their kind in Europe and renowned throughout the world. Admired by more than 120,000 visitors a year, it is far more than simply a treat for the eye.

Japaneses Gardens, National StudKildare
Racing at the Curragh

The Curragh Racecourse & Curragh Military Museum

A pleasant 15 minutes drive takes you to Ireland’s Premier International Horse Racing Venue ‘The Curragh’. The Curragh stages 19 meetings from March to October, including all 5 Irish classic races and is highlighted by the Irish Derby Festival in June.

So on your travels along Ireland’s Ancient East, this is a nice stop off for an hour exploration to get a feel for The Curragh of Kildare, and experience the almost 5,000 acres of flat open plain.

St. Brigid’s Cathedral & Round Tower

This marks the original site of the Church of St. Brigid (who is Patroness of Ireland), which was established under an oak tree. The original stone Cathedral was built by Ralph De Bristol, Bishop of Kildare in 1223 AD. The modern Cathedral was almost completely rebuilt in the late 19th Century.  Within the grounds, you have Ireland’s highest accessible Round Tower (12th Century) and the remains of St. Brigid.

Solas Bhride (Brigid’s light/flame) Centre was established by the Brigidine sisters in Kildare town for the purpose of exploring, promoting and developing the heritage and legacy of St. Brigid of Kildare.

St Brigid's Cathedral & Round Tower
Clothes shop

Kildare Village – Chic Outlet Shopping

If you’re in the mood for some shopping, Kildare Village – one of the most Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe, is located only minutes from Castleview Farmhouse B&B. Offering Ireland’s leading luxury outlet shopping experience.

With outlet boutiques providing fashion and luxuries for the home. Kildare Village offers Irish and international brands with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price – seven days a week, all year round.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Situated in the picturesque town of Kildare, located in the restored 18th century market house, is a multi-media exhibition centre telling the story of Kildare past and present.

The Centre also houses a gift shop exhibiting souvenirs from Kildare and products made in Ireland by artisan producers.

Along with gifts, the Heritage Centre Gift Shop has books for sale including Irish Legends and Kildare-focused books, written by local author’s.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre
Newbridge Museum of Style Icons

Newbridge Silverware & Museum of Style Icons

The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is an experience not to be missed. A contemporary shopper’s paradise, housing a complete range of products from jewellery to homeware, along with the famous Museum of Style Icons – one of the most unique collections of fashion and cinema memorabilia in the world.

Now officially Ireland’s fifth most visited free tourist attraction, the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre has something to offer for all ages.

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

While you’re with us, Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is a day-visitor attraction – just 20 minutes drive away and well worth a visit. Located on a mineral island in the Bog of Allen in Rathangan, Co. Kildare – a perfect setting for exploring Irish heritage and the natural environment.

The Park consists of beautiful gardens, woodland walks and historical exhibitions. Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park is the perfect venue for family fun, with a large adventure play area, train trips, crazy golf, a funky forest indoor play centre and pet farm with the famous Falabella horses.

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Glendalough, Co.Wicklow

The Glendalough Valley is nestled in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Visitors are wowed by ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, archaeology, rich history and abundance of wildlife that have made their home here in the valley.

Glendalough is well worth the 1 hour drive from Castleview Farmhouse B&B, it’s a remarkable place guaranteed to still your mind, fill your soul and most definitely inspire your heart.

Explore Dublin City

Explore Ireland’s Ancient East during your stay with us, leave the car, relax, take the train to Dublin City Centre (it’s only a 35 minute journey) and experience it for yourself. Dublin is all you expect from a capital city and much much more – contemporary, historic and bustling with atmosphere.

See the landmark sights such as Trinity College, St. Patricks Cathedral and the Guinness Brewery, catch a show or explore the small off-the-beaten-path bars and cafés. There is something for everyone!

Couple at Trinity College

Castleview Farm