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Review of Tayto Castle Tours

Tayto Castle Tours
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Tandragee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set deep in the heart of the Ulster countryside is Tayto Castle where Tayto have been making some of the world’s best loved crisps and snacks since 1956. The Tayto Castle tour allows you to experience the magic of Tayto, see firsthand how our famous crisps and snacks are made and even meet our brand mascot, Mr Tayto.
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Admittedly we were pretty much the only people there who didn’t have kids, but we loved this just as much as all the children! Being from Australia (and loving Taytos), the novelty of having a factory in a castle never wore off! All of the staff were so friendly and lovely and the tour itself was really interesting. It was amazing to hear how nothing is wasted - anything that can be recycled or repurposed, is. A highlight was tasting two types of chips (crisps) that came hot off the fryer without being flavoured. They were still warm and delicious. It was also brilliant to get to try so many flavours and to learn how many other products they make. We barely needed lunch afterwards! If you’re in the neighbourhood, it’s absolutely worth a visit to Tayto Castle! Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment (they literally book out days in advance).

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I went on the Tayto Castle tour today with an 11 & 9 year old. Had a great morning! Lauren was a very knowledgable tour guide and the kids throughly enjoyed themselves.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this castle on the hill! An air of Wonka intrigue combined with the warmth of Norn’ Irish hospitality makes for a spell binding tour of this famous crisp producing castle. We were given a warm welcome and friendly introduction to the castle by Rebecca before meeting the esteemed Mr Pat Tayto and then being skilfully led by our tour guide, Katie, through the production line from potato to packet. Katie’s friendly disposition made her the perfect guide, entertaining us with stories along the way while at the same time packing in informative detail about the production process which kept all ages spell bound. The tour itself adopted a surprisingly up close and personal approach, witnessing the potato’s journey alongside the working team on the castle’s factory floor. We left armed with the children’s weight in crisps, having enjoyed a happy afternoon in the magic of this castle and the engaging warmth of the people who work there. Would thoroughly recommend a trip to this gem of an attraction in the heart of

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to see inside the Tatyo factory since I was a little girl (I am 40 something now...) and it didn't disappoint. Staff were very knowledgeable and gave us an amazing insight to the process of making crisps. We had a very warm welcome and we very well looked after. Highlight... Pat Tayto!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited earlier this week with six kids. We had Rebecca as our tour guide and she was so enthusiastic and fun as well as informative. Our six kids, all cousins, were amazed by what they saw around the factory. After visiting the giant potato store we were taken into the factory. Conveyor belts of crisps were whizzing past us as we identified many of our favourite snacks in the process of being made. Watching my sons face was like watching Charlie in the chocolate factory! Bikers and spirals were a particular favourite! Rebecca patiently listened to all the kids questions and answered them. It was really fascinating for the adults too. This really is a hands on tour as you literally walk around the factory floor. We also got to meet Mr Tayto which was a bonus! I would highly recommend this tour. It cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for the children. Considering how many crisps we ate on the tour and the amount of free multipacks we took home with us this is great value for money. Make sure you book at least a week or two in advance on the Tayto website as places are limited and they fill up quickly especially during the school holidays.Children must be 5 years old to participate. We parked on the street in Tandragee outside the castle walls and entered through a little gate. We did the 10.30am tour and were in Tayto castle for around 1 and a half hours but there is an afternoon tour also. Thanks for a great day out Mr Tayto and Rebecca!

Date of experience: August 2018
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