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3 generations all happy

What a friendly welcome and excellent tour. Leanora (hope I spelled that correctly!) was great with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KJM86
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A little taste of home

Growing up in NI, I was never far away from a packet of Tayto cheese & onion crisps. So I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine H
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Poole, United Kingdom
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All reviews crisps our tour guide great tour take home tayto castle potatoes from start to finish health and safety working factory various stages the main street great value production line six pack great fun on arrival factory tour
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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.

Thank Wendy M
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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
N.Ireland!

Thank redsquirrel360
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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!

Thank millerhv1974
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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!

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited here yesterday morning as a family of 2 adults and 3 children aged between 7-10. We all had a fantastic day (approx 2.25 hours.
Our tour guide was Lynore. She was excellent. Very knowledgeable and made us all feel welcome. She had the children involved in helping out throughout the tour and demonstrating the 'pouch' with the apron. We had so many crisps we had the 'crisp sweats'. The generosity of crisps throughout the tour was far more than expected. I advise not to eat before hand! We had to wear hair nets and aprons throughout the tour and no jewlery or anything in your pockets are allowed on the factory floor. They do provide you with a bag if you don't have your own to put your items in. These are kept in the gift shop and are collected at the end of the tour. Mr Tayto appeared for photos before we entered the factory and Lynore made sure all the families had a few photos with him.
The tour itself was fantastic. We learnt so much about our favourite crisps and of course the history behind them. At the end we were all given a 6 pack of whatever flavour we wanted and we also got an extra 2 packets (as well as all the samples - we had 14 different ones) from the factor floor before we left. For the price of £7.50 per adult and £5 per child this tour is amazing value. We can't wait to visit again!
The only issue we had was the parking! There are no signposts to show how to enter the castle from the main road, so when your sat nav says you've arrived, you have! It is the factory looking entrance opposite the houses just off the roundabout. Parking onsite is limited but if you do get blocked in, pop to reception and the car will be moved before you get back!

Thank Carla B
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