Belvedere House, Gardens & Park

Belvedere House, Gardens & Park is a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate, with fully restored Georgian Villa and Victorian Walled Garden, 8km of walks, a Fairy Garden, children's playgrounds, a gift shop, picnic areas and cafe. A superb day out!

Open Year Round.

 

Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath (See Map Below)

160 ACRE LAKESIDE ESTATE WITH IRELAND'S MOST FAMOUS FOLLIES

Belvedere House, Gardens & Park is a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate, with a fully restored Georgian Villa and Victorian Walled Garden set within a Georgian naturalistic parkland designed in the 18th century. Visitors can enjoy a series of impressive views, incorporating some of Ireland's most famous Romantic follies such as the famous Jealous Wall. 

 

Explore the Victorian Walled Garden & Georgian Villa

Visitors can explore the restored Belvedere House Victorian Walled Garden and rolling parkland with its numerous follies. It is a place of quiet contemplation and also, at times, a bustling, vibrant, colourful place with the many events held there. The historic role of the Big House in Ireland was one of dominance and exclusion - hidden away behind high walls designed to keep people out!  

 

A Day Out with a Difference - and Something for Everyone!

Belvedere House, Gardens and Park offers an excellent day out with a difference - something for young and old alike. Open daily, all year round, visitors can enjoy 8km of safe and serene walks, a Georgian Villa, a Victorian Walled Garden, Fairy Garden, children's playgrounds, gift shop, picnic areas and a licensed café. Belvedere also has a year round calendar of events - see website for details.

 

Location

Belvedere House, Gardens and Park is located 6km (3.7 miles) south of Mullingar on the N52 road; or 6km (3.7 miles) off the N4 Tullamore/Kilbeggan Road.


Belvedere House, Gardens & Park Location:

The Jealous Wall...

The word "Folly" is commonly used to describe an ornamental building serving no useful purpose - some were designed as "sham ruins" while others were built simply to adorn the landscape.

On the estate is one such 'folly' -  the famous Jealous Wall (above). It was BUILT CIRCA 1760 in the style of a ruined medieval abbey.  

The story goes that 'The Jealous Wall' was built by Robert Rochfort, the owner of Belvedere House, to obscure his view of his brother George's enormous mansion, the shell of which can be found a short distance to the south.

In Georgian times the inclusion of such follies as part of the overall improvements to the landscape were to provide subjects for "melancholic contemplation of the triumph of civilisation over barbarity"!

Visitor Information

Belvedere House, Gardens & Park
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
T. +353 (0)44 933 8960
E: info@Belvedere-House.ie www.Belvedere-House.ie


Open Year-Round

You can book tickets directly with Belvedere on www.Belvedere-House.ie

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