Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to pre-book tickets to visit Tullynally?

No, pre-booking is not a requirement. However it is advisable for our busiest times - Sundays & Bank Holidays


May I bring my dog to Tullynally gardens?

Dogs are welcome on leads only.


May I picnic in the gardens?

We are sorry but no picnics are allowed in the gardens; we recommend our excellent Tearooms. Please note there are no litter bins in the gardens.


How long will it take to visit the whole garden?

A walk to all parts of the gardens will take 1.5 hours, at a reasonable pace. There are places to sit and rest along the routes.


What time is last entry?

Tickets can be purchased up until 5pm in the courtyard, but please vacate the gardens by 6pm when the gates will be closed.


What is there for children to do?

There is a climbing frame for children and an exciting Discovery Trail to follow


What is there for me to see?

You can enjoy a self-guided tour of our extensive gardens. Tree enthusiasts may follow Thomas Pakenham’s Tree Trail of his favourite trees.


Is the garden suitable for wheelchairs/buggies?

The Pleasure Ground, the Grotto Glade, the Walled Garden and the Flower Garden have gravel paths suitable for most wheeled users. The Forest Walk is mainly a grass path and may not be suitable.


 Are there Castle Tours available?

We offer Castle Tours from May on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays and Heritage week, at 11, 12.30, 2pm; 45 mins duration. Unfortunately the historic rooms are not accessible by wheelchair users unless previously advised, and we advise pre-booking as numbers are limited. No children under ten.


When are the Tearooms open?

The Tearooms have the same opening times as the Gardens, 11-5 Thurs- Sunday. The Tearooms can be contacted directly with any queries on
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Do I need to buy a garden ticket to visit the Tearoom?



Are there toilets in the gardens?

There are toilet facilities in the Castle Courtyard but not in the gardens themselves.


May I use my drone?

We do not allow drone photography because of privacy and wildlife issues.


Do you have a gift shop?

The Tearoom sells books by the Pakenham family and others, Tullynally branded mugs and a range of souvenirs.


Is photography allowed?

We welcome photography and videography of the gardens and hope you will share your memories of your visit with us. However, there is no photography or videography allowed inside the Castle.