Belvedere House Gardens

The magnificent 160 acre Lakeside Estate of Belvedere House, Gardens & Park boasts a fully restored Georgian Villa, built in 1740 by the famous Architect Richard Castles for Robert Rochfort, later Lord Belvedere (The Wicked Earl).

A day visitor to Belvedere gets to explore the restored Georgian Belvedere House, Victorian Walled Garden set in a naturalistic designed 18th century parkland, punctuated with Romantic Follies includes the largest in Ireland, The Jealous Wall along with Ice House, Gothic Arch & Gazebo. Along with 10km of walks, Fairy Garden & a Zipline.

A place of quiet contemplation and also a bustling, vibrant, colourful place with the many events held there, 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, hidden away behind high walls designed to keep people out and were surrounded by idyllic landscaped grounds for the enjoyment of the few.

Nowadays a big house such as Belvedere (stature not size) in public ownership, the aim is for inclusion not exclusion.

Within the welcoming Visitor Services Centre is a Licensed Restaurant and Gift Shop and there are also 4 outdoor children’s playgrounds and many picnic areas on the estate.

Whether you are part of a gardening group, historical society, active retirement association, family gathering or group of friends, a visit to Belvedere is a superb day with a difference.

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Belvedere House Gardens and Park Opening Times And Admission

Opening Times

November to February

  • Belvedere Opening Hours – 9.30am to 4.30pm Daily
  • House, Cafe & Shop – Close at 4.00pm Daily

March & October

  • Belvedere Opening Hours – 9.30am to 6.00pm Daily
  • House, Cafe & Shop – Close at 5.00pm Daily

April & September

  • Belvedere Opening  Hours – 9.30am to 7.00pm Daily
  • House, Cafe & Shop – Close at 5.00pm Daily

May to August

  • Belvedere Opening  Hours – 9.30am to 8.00pm Daily (Half price admission to Gardens & Park after 5pm)
  • House, Cafe & Shop – Close at 5.00pm Daily

Note: Last Admission 1 hour before stated closing time

All details correct at time of publishing; but can be subject to change


Belvedere House Gardens and Park – Special Day Visit Discount Tickets

(Book online saves 20% on gate rates)

  • Adult: €6.40
  • Senior (aged 60+): €4.80
  • Student (with valid ID): €4.80
  • Child (aged 4-17): €3.20
  • Toddler (aged 0-3): Free
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children, aged 4-17): €18.40
  • Family (2 adults and 1 child, aged 4-17): €16.00

Booking Online :– You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the Belvedere House Gardens and Park  Ticket Sales

Note: Opening Times are subject to change. Please note also that Belvedere may close to the general public while staging large events. Please telephone 044 933 8960  in advance of travel.

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Belvedere House Gardens and Park Events

Easter Fun

At Easter join in all the fun and meet the Easter Bunny and join in the hunt.

To Find Out More About Easter At Belvedere House

Halloween at Belvedere House

There will be Halloween events taking place  at Belvedere House which will be fun for all the family, over October bank holiday weekend.

To Find Out More On Belvedere House Halloween Events 

Christmas At Belvedere House

Green Santa at Belvedere offers a great value and quality Christmas experience with a difference.

Belvedere Green Santa Event Information

Venue:- Belvedere House Garden & Park,Westmeath

Classification :-  Kids Christmas Event  /  All Ages


  •     Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8,
  •     Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15,
  •     Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22,

Times: Time slots are bookable between 11.00 am and 5.30 pm on each of the dates above

Admission: –

Adults/Seniors/Students: €5.00
Children (aged 18 months to 17 years): €9.00
Toddlers (aged under 18 months): Free ….but MUST still be booked


  • Each child gets a potted holly plant, a wildflower seed shaker (reindeer food!), and Victorian Candy from Santa.
  • Toddlers are free and will receive (with parents’ permission) a candy cane.

Booking Online:- This is a booking only event, You can book online here through our booking link directly to the Santa at Belvedere ticket sales.

To Find Out More About  Christmas at Belvedere

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