Newbridge House and Traditional Farm
“Step into the past at this Impressive 18th-century house in large grounds” - AA Inspector
Newbridge House was designed by James Gibbs and built in 1747 for Charles Cobbe, Archbishop of Dublin. Set in 350 acres of parkland, the house contains many splendidly finished rooms featuring plasterwork and original furniture as well as the Cobbe collection of old master paintings. The house also features a fully restored courtyard surrounded by a dairy, estate workers' house, carpenter's shop and blacksmith's forge. The grounds contain a 29 acre traditional farm with many rare breeds and children's playground.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Farm, park & ground floor of house accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year Apr-Sep, daily 10-5; Oct-Mar, Tue-Sun & BHs 11-4
Also in the area
About the area
It is often visited on a weekend trip, but rushing around is not the best way to experience Dublin. When Ireland joined the European Union, an economic boom began that flourished in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years of the 1990s – fashion, the arts, food and Irish culture all blossomed, turning Dublin into one of the world’s hottest city destinations. Its transformation has continued into the 21st century with a technology boom.
There is something very special about this small city with its split personality – exhilarating and chic on one side but traditional, with an older generation still hanging on to pre-EU values, on the other.
One of the city’s irresistible charms is its welcoming people; so take time to relax in the pubs and cafes while absorbing the craic that is synonymous with the Irish. Slide away from the touristy themed pubs to discover the real heart of Dublin in its less well known taverns and in conversation with the locals.
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Restaurants and Pubs
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