Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Irish National Heritage Park Wexford.

Decided to something cultural last week so we ended up going to The National Heritage Park in Wexford. The park is situated just 3 miles from Wexford town off the Dublin (N11).  I have been going there since I was 5 and  have always thoroughly enjoyed my trips around the park both as a child and now as an Adult.

"Unique in Europe, the Irish National Heritage Park occupies 35 acres and has 16 archaeological and historical reconstructions all located in their natural settings"

The National Heritage Park is a door to the past enriched with history going back centuries. The park has different sections which are the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Celtic-Early Christen Age, Early Normans and the Vikings, these sections bring you through 9,000 years of history all in one place.


I always feel like Alice in Wonderland when I enter the gates into the park, you forget about present life and soak up the history and beauty of The Heritage Park.


When you are there you can take an audio tour/guided tour/self guided tour and there are some wonderful trails that you can go explore like the Hazel Woodland Tour or the Wet Woodland Tour and two playgrounds for the kids. They also offer the opportunity to stay in the replica of a Irish ringfort which I would love to experience for a night or two, it's something completely different but think it would be so much fun to do.

Facilities at the park include:

  • Restaurant which has some delicious food for all the family
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours, with a guide dressed in costume!
  • Parking for cars and coaches
  • Archery- Every Saturday booking advised.
We had our little ones trike with us and had no problems going around the park with it, and there were highchairs in the restaurant.

If you check out here you will find all the activities they do during the year from Easter egg hunts to visiting Santa.

The National Heritage Park also recently won Wexford Business Award for Wexford Tourism Provider of the Year and runner up of the Wexford Customer Service Excellence Award.

The customer service is outstanding so polite and interested in their customers which gives a personal touch to the interaction.

These little posts keep you on track.

Information Boards are along your route.


You get little rocks in the bucket and try and make your own art on the large stone.




Unfortunately we didn't get to see the Norman Castle due to renovations but I can tell you it's a sight to behold.

For more information visit The National Heritage Park website here or you can contact them on +353 (0) 53 9120733. Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/heritageparkwex

6 comments:

  1. Thank you sooo much for the follow.
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    1. Thank you so very much. Enjoyed reading you blog today and look forward to your future posts xx

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  2. This looks beautiful! I'll be adding it to my list of places to visit :) xx

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    1. I absolutely love the heritage park, would recommend it to anyone :-) so if you ever get to go i hope you enjoy it as much as me x

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  3. I love this place! Have to go back this summer :)

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    1. Especially in this weather it is just fantastic :) If you go back i hope you have a great time exploring. Thank you for taking the time to read the post and commenting really appreciate it. xx

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