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Wells House & Gardens

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Address: Ballyedmond, Gorey, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 6737
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

A great Victorian house & gardens in the heart of Wexford Wells House...

A great Victorian house & gardens in the heart of Wexford Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share: Our two woodland walks; Lady Frances Woodland Walk & Mogue's, discover hidden treasures in a verdant landscape of mature plants and trees. Victorian Terrace Gardens - Relax in our beautifully restored formal gardens based on the original Daniel Robertson plans of the 1830's. Adventure Playground - Swings, slides and climbing frames, perfect for kids up to 40. The old stable block has been converted into the Craft Courtyard - an ideal shopping hub for crafts and unique gifts! The Living Victorian House Tour - Experience real life in a Victorian Great House through the eyes of Lady Frances and the residents of Wells House. Wells House Archery - Let the resident Archer show you how to shoot a bow at the only 3D course in Ireland. Mrs Stone's Tearooms - enjoy morning coffees, light lunches and afternoons teas. For that special treat try the signature cup cakes or irresistible fresh scones. Wells House is over 300 years old. It was built in the late 1600s by John Warren who owned more than 6,000 acres of land in the area. Note: Archery is by reservation Monday-Friday

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We stopped off at Wells House for a walk around the gardens & a little lunch on a cool December day & we were delighted to see Christmas had arrived at the great house. There was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped off at Wells House for a walk around the gardens & a little lunch on a cool December day & we were delighted to see Christmas had arrived at the great house. There was lots of Christmas spirit & Santa was arriving each afternoon for the little ones. The cafe/coffee shop was in full swing with plenty of... More 

Thank C_and_H_11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house and gardens are great to visit. Worth the entrance fee. This money is helping the up keep

Thank Dermot15
Gorey, Ireland
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

rip off parking price & house in a very poor condition internally; only groundfloor available for visiting; leaves so much to be desired. They are putting so much money into the grounds when the interior of the fine house is crying out for attention & repair. So disappointing to see a fine residence in poor repair internally. Grounds however are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Wells House a couple of times. Nice spin via Gorey and lovely country roads. Could be better signposted as it's easy to miss the entrance. Nice long driveway up to the house. We did a tour of the house but, as it's a private residence, we only got to see a few of the downstairs rooms.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting visit to this historical house, with a very knowledgeable guide, and a visit to the beautiful gardens and woods surrounding the property, featuring strange sculptures made on pieces of wood representing fairytales...

Thank sevalex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovey day out at Wells house. Sadly the fairy door activity didnt go to plan for the staff but they tried their best to keep the kids going and entertained. Alittle more thought and training around the event and it would be alot better. In saying that wouldnt knock the staff or Wells house. It is definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We live in Dublin but only heard about Wells House the other day! As it is half-term we thought it sounded like a good place to spend the day with our two grandsons (5 and 8). It was! We booked the Dinosaur workshop and the boys enjoyed that and an indoor ball game before we explored the animal farm (small)... More 

Thank mgough49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Our family of four including two small girls visited for the first time today. We had a great day exploring the walks jotted with fairy doors, built a bear, visited the craft shops and had a late light lunch in the cafe. Staff were lovely and it was easy to get around.

Thank Paddy89
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Brought the grandchildren from London - the forest walk was terrific and they had a ball. Then on to the craft shops and spent an amazing hour designing jewellery - on to cafe for coffee and cakes. Overall a very enjoyable experience

Thank Michael O
Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great family day out, great gruffalo/fairy walk, beautiful gardens, the house & restuarant are great & little shops & mini farm- could spend the day here

Thank michelle c

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