Inistioge

A charming village with a beautiful garden & arboretum

Many visitors enjoy a walk around the village taking in the tree-lined square and then down to the river. The green area by the river is delightful, and if you continue under the bridge, you will be able to see Mount Sandford Castle, a folly, which is hidden in the trees. Is it any wonder this village has been a film location so many times?

The Woodstock Estate is an ideal recreational hub. 

The gardens were restored to the period 1840 to 1890 with every effort being made to use plants and materials typical of the era. Woodstock Gardens are home to a mix of formal and informal gardens, with an arboretum, walled garden, terraced garden, yew walk and rose garden. Also of significance are two stunning avenues, the Monkey Puzzle Avenue and Noble Fir Avenue as featured in hundreds of selfie pictures circulating globally.

Noteworthy additions include a rustic summer house, constructed from materials from the gardens, and a fountain . The arboretum is home to the tallest tree in Ireland and many fine specimen trees from Asia and South America in particular.

On-site facilities include car parking, toilets, a children’s playground, picnic area and seasonal tea rooms. A mobility buggy is available by appointment and guided tours can be scheduled in advance to assist the accessible visitor.

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Woodstock Gardens

Woodstock Estate, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7794373

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http://www.woodstock.ie/

The beautiful Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum are located overlooking the River Nore Valley and the picturesque village of Inistioge. The gardens date to the 1740's with the main development taking place in the 1800's. A period of disrepair followed during the 1900's following the burning of Woodstock House, however in 1999, Kilkenny County Council undertook an ambitious programme of garden restoration which is now well advanced. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees in the arboretum and much more including many tranquil woodland walks.

Cullintra House

Patricia Cantlon invites you to her elegant, romantic secluded 18th century country house Cullintra House, set in 230 acres of hill and woodlands. For all walking enthusiasts why not take a trip along our private path leading to Cairn of stones dating back thousands of years. Patricia has personally put up markers to guide you to the viewing bridge where you can enjoy fantastic scenery scanning miles of countryside.