When choosing hotels near the Irish National Stud and Gardens, Kildare House Hotel is situated only 1.9 kilometres and only a 5 minute drive from this popular tourist attraction.  There are four main attractions to explore, including the Irish National Stud and Gardens, Saint Fiachra’s Garden and the Horse Museum.

Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud prides itself on being enjoyed by visitors from all parts of the world. Symbolising all that is great about County Kildare, it is Irelands only Stud farm that is open to the public. Promoting Irish bloodstock and Ireland’s thoroughbred industry, the stud is Kildare’s unique attraction offering visitors the opportunity to see Ireland’s most magnificent horses and stunning gardens. From horses to gardens, the Irish National Stud offers visitors a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own pace. The Horse Museum which is also part of the Irish National Stud is also another popular attraction and  is a legacy to the most greatest and famous Irish horses. The museum is set in a state-of-the-art exhibition where horse racing comes to life.

The Japanese Gardens, created between 1906 and 1910 are a real treat for the eye.  The gardens which attract an estimated 150,000 visitors each year, were created by Colonel William Hall Walker and were designed by Japanese horticulturist Tassa Elda and his son Minoru Elda. The peaceful gardens, a mix of eastern and western cultures were created to symbolise the “Life of Man” by planting trees, plants, flowers, extensive lawns and water features. It is thought that all of life’s journeys are marked in the gardens, including birth, childhood, marriage, parenthood as well as old age and death.

Saint Fiachra’s Gardens were created in 1999 to commerate St. Fiachra the patron saint of gardeners. A completely different experience yet complimentary to the Japanese Gardens, St Fiachra’s Gardens are set amongst picturesque woodlands, streams and lakeside walks.

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