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 - and because of current number restrictions.

 

May I bring my dog to Tullynally gardens?

Dogs are welcome on leads only.

 

May I picnic in the gardens?

We allow picnics in the gardens but 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 will be offering Castle Tours on Thursdays Fridays & Saturdays and Victorian Servants’ Quarter’s Tours on Sundays but these MUST be pre-booked. For up to date info please see our Facebook page.

 

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?

No.

 

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 few smaller items.