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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 2 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 4 days 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 September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great tour of Tayto castle and how the crisps and snacks are made. After the safety brief and appropriate protective clothing we has a informative guide called Susie. The tour of the factory was fascinating as overall the production line seemed quite small though the volume of crisps produced was huge. Guide was very informative and easily answered any questions. Best bit get free crisps along the way and bags to take home at the end. Would recommend for all ages

Thank donnelle69
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited without knowing much about the tour and were pleasantly surprised. After donning various clothing (aprons, hairnets, etc) we were taken round the factory in small groups of about 12. We were watching the staff and machines in action from potato to packet and it was very interesting. The site is loud and anyone with poor hearing may miss some of the information but our guide was more than happy to chat, answer questions and repeat any points when asked. Parents of very young children should note that there is machinery in operation and pallets of stock being moved around the site so it might be best to visit when children are older. Highly recommended.

Thank jules4john
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Quite an experience. Just finding the place is a small victory and then sorting out how to get into the castle is another. Small door in the wall with a bell, really felt like we were standing outside Willy Wonka's factory. Eventually let in expecting to only see one or two hardy travellers who had negotiated the booking and travel arrangements to find it packed! Very popular tour. Our guide was slightly scary, lots of rules and dressing up in hair nets, aprons and gloves (if wearing rings). Almost hysterical when Pat the Potato mimed how unruly guests were kicked out. Tour was really informative and you are right in the action with fork lift trucks driving around. Get to see all steps in process of crisp production and almost cured of my crisp addiction with the amount we ate on the way around, also came away with lots more. Recommend. No other facilities on site other than toilets (no cafe; restaurant; local town very quiet).

Thank annette r
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

It’s so very rare these days to be able to take a tour of a food/drinks production factory where you can actually see the process taking place in front of you.
The tour guide, Ryan, was informative and very welcoming.
The constant supply of free crisps was a bonus and there was no pressure to purchase from the shop at the end of the tour.
The office staff were so very helpful after we managed to double book our visit.
Northern Ireland at its best!

Thank Northcoasters2013
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Having previously sampled the Dublin Theme Park factory tour I thought this one was absolutely brilliant. Admittedly it does not have a theme park (or even a cafe) attached but as an actual tour of a potato crisp factory it is miles ahead. For a start you get up close and personal to the workings of the operation which was not the case in Dublin where you file along a very hot (in summer) corridor and look at the machines through windows. Thankfully health and safety and hygiene were top priorities with a nine year old and an 11 year old attending. The tour was genuinely interesting and informative and shows you the actual daily goings on in a modern factory with an old fashioned twist.The fact that it is attached to an old castle is brilliant and to see the process from start to finish was fantastic. Lauren our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable and engaging and clearly also loves crisps! Being allowed to eat newly produced crisps fresh off the production line was a treat. I was also unaware that they make so many crisps for other companies. We were given loads of bags of crisps which was in stark contrast to Dublin where we got one measly bag of crisps when we left. You need to park on the main street and enter via the gate behind the war memorial.

So, overall very impressed but if you prefer having a rollercoaster go to the Dublin one!

Thank markusTyrone
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