Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens opened in summer 2019 as a brand new ‘3 in 1’ visitor attraction – a significant addition for Irish tourism and Ireland’s Ancient East. Conservation and upgrading works on the Gothic-Revival Castle have been undertaken and guided tours are now available for the first time on a daily basis, including the unique servants’ tunnel at an incredible 86 metres long.
This new attraction also includes the Irish Agricultural Museum’s exhibitions in the castle courtyard building. Visitors can also enjoy the walks in the stunning woodlands around the picturesque castle lakes with Gothic towers and statues. An additional fully accessible 1.5km lower lake walk opens in September for the first time in a hundred years with a new woodland children’s play area.