Birr Castle

At the Midlands Park Hotel

Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is based in Birr town, County Offaly, only 50 minutes from our hotel. This castle gardens and science centre is famed for the beauty of its unusual landscapes.  Explore an impressive plant collection with rare species from around the world, the peaceful gardens with surrounding lakes.

Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is open all year round for visitors.

Opening hours:

Gardens & Science Centre: 16 March – 31 October 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
1 November – 15 March 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. 
Last admission one hour before closing.

Admission tickets:

Adult: €9.50

Senior: €8.00

Student: €7.50

Children: €5.00 (Children 4 and under are free)

Family: €26.00

*Group rates available on request

Admission tickets give you access to the gardens, great telescope, science centre and treehouse adventure area

Phone: +353 (0) 57 9120336 E-mail: 

With so many things to see and do in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands stay with us at Midlands Park Hotel where we promise exceptional style and casual luxury. Choose from our fantastic junior and family suites to luxurious couple’s deluxe rooms allowing you time to explore.

Unwind in our 22 m swimming pool with hydrotherapy features and choice of jacuzzi hot tubs. Allow tranquillity to reign in our Jule Day Spa by choosing from a variety of treatments from head to toe, including massages, facials and luxury manicures.