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Top 10 sights to see in Laois

Express Reporter


Express Reporter



Top 10 sights to see in Laois

The Lutyens designed Heywood Gardens

Laois has some amazing sights and attractions and here are a list of the Top 10 you should include on any visit:

1: The Rock of Dunamase. Laois' most famous landmark, this Anglo-Norman fortification boasts stunning views.

2: The Slieve Bloom mountains are a pure gem, offering great vistas, and are ideal for walkers and hikers.

3: Emo Court. The James Gandon mansion is open to the public and is set amidst beautiful parkland, ideal for walkers

4: Abbeyleix Heritage town. The streetscape of this planned estate town is a must, as are its many historic buildings.

5: Heywood Gardens - the Lutyens designed gardens feature a sunken walled garden, replete with a pond.

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6: Timahoe Round Tower is arguably the most singular of its kind in the country, owing to its ornate carved doorway.

7: Mountmellick Museum details the history of Mountmellick embroidery and the town's Quaker industrial history.

8: Aghaboe Abbey. The ruins of the Abbey are an oasis of peace today, but its history is colourful to say the least.

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9: Abbeyleix bog walk. The raised boardwalk offers a unique perspective on this walk across a unique ecosystem.

10: Poet's Cottage Camross - a preserved thatched cottage offering a glimpse of rural life in the Ireland of the 1800s.

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