Belvedere House and Gardens in County Westmeath is a restored country estate with 160 acres of parkland. Built in 1740 as a hunting lodge for the Earl of Belvedere, it boasts Ireland’s largest folly, the Jealous Wall, a stunning Gothic ruin.
Located within Ireland’s Ancient East with many layers of life and history in the big house, Belvedere House Gardens and Park demonstrates beauty, intrigue and passion that make for an enchanting Visitor Experience.
The 160 acre Lakeside Estate of Belvedere House, Gardens and 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’.
The estate has a fascinating Victorian walled garden, with one of Ireland's finest collections of rare and special plants. The naturalistic designed 18th century parkland, punctuated with romantic follies includes the largest in Ireland called ‘The Jealous Wall’.
Within the visitor services centre is a licensed restaurant and gift shop. There are four outdoor children’s play areas 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 must.