Belvedere House Gardens and Park

Mullingar, Westmeath
Tel:044-9349060

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A fascinating Georgian estate open all year round with a varied calendar of events on offer including Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Belvedere House is a fully restored Georgian Villa situated in 160 acres of lakeside parkland, punctuated by numerous follies including the famous Jealous Wall.

Belvedere once the home of the Wicked Earl Robert Rochfort who infamously locked up his second wife Mary Molesworth for 31 years on a spurious charge of infidelity is now owned and operated by Westmeath County Council.

Belvedere estate today is a very important example of cultural built heritage that has been transformed into a tourism asset of national importance for the region. Currently attracting over 160'000 visitors a year the estate is a multi faceted tourism/leisure site with a diverse range of uses throughout the year.

Belvedere hosts large scale outdoor events such as multistage weekend music festivals to smaller intimate garden theatre performances. A day visitor to Belvedere gets to explore the restored Belvedere House, Victorian Walled Garden and rolling parkland with it's numerous follies. Belvedere can be a place of quiet contemplation and also a bustling, vibrant, colourful place with the many events held here, it is a place resonant of the past but relevant to the future.

The historic role of the Big House in Ireland was one of dominance and exclusion. The Houses were hidden away behind high walls designed to keep people out and were surrounded by idyllic landscaped grounds for the enjoyment of the few. Now days a big house such as Belvedere (stature not size) in public ownership the aim is for inclusion not exclusion. As well as normal tourism business Belvedere works closely with providing access to large numbers of community based projects, sports clubs, art groups and local initiatives.

Opening Hours

  • March & October 9.30am to 6.00pm Daily -- House, Cafe & Shop Close at 5.00pm
  • April & September 9.30am to 7.00pm Daily - House, Cafe & Shop Close at 5.00pm
  • May, June, July & August 9.30am to 8.00pm - House, Cafe & Shop Close at 5.00pm (Half price admission to Gardens & Park after 5pm)
  • November, December, January & February 9.30am to 4.30pm Daily -House, Cafe & Shop Close at 4.00pm


Note: Last Admission 1 hour before stated closing time. All details are correct at time of publishing but can be subject to change. Please also note that Belvedere may close to the general public while staging large events. Please check website or telephone 044-9349060 in advance of travel.

Prices - Day Admission

  • Adult €8.00
  • Child €4.00
  • Senior Citizen/Student €6.00
  • Family: 2 Adults & 1 Child €20.00
  • Each extra Child €3.00
  • (Under 3’s FREE)
  • Day Admission Group Rates (20+ pax)
  • Adult Group (20+) €4.00pp
  • Sen. Citizen/Student (20+) €3.00pp
  • Child/Special (20+) €2.00pp
  • Guided Tours additional €1 per person

 

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi - Wi-Fi internet access is available in the Courtyard area of the Visitor Centre.
  • Car Parking - Belvedere House Gardens & Park has ample FREE car parking facilities for visitors.
  • Coach Parking - Coach drop off points and parking are available for all pre-booked groups.
  • Bicycle Parking - There are bicycle parking facilities outside the entrance to the Visitor Centre. Note: Cycling is prohibited within the estate itself.
  • Restaurant - Great food, great service & great location - this is the mantra of CaToCa Fine Foods & Giftware, the licensed Restaurant at Belvedere House Gardens & Park. CaToCa can cater for all special occasions and Corporate events.
  • Gift Shop - Belvedere Gift Shop is currently operated by CaToCa Fine Foods and Giftware and offers an exclusive range of clothing, gifts and memorabilia.
  • Children’s Play Areas - Belvedere has 4 Children’s Play Areas that includes a 30metre Zipline and Lakeside Swings in the beautiful, serene and safe surroundings of 160 acres of undulating parkland. 
  • Dogs - While dogs are welcome at Belvedere they MUST be kept on a leash at all times and they cannot remain in the Courtyard/Café area.

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