If you like to spend your breaks visiting gardens and its historic buildings, Laois and surrounding areas have plenty to offer. The county is home to several prestigious gardens and stately homes. It is also within easy reach of key gardens in neighbouring counties. There are also many Heritage sites. Some of the county’s main gardens, castles and homes include Emo Court and Gardens, Abbey Sense Gardens, Heywood Gardens, Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra’s Garden.