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Donegal Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 73 22405
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10:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.

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Worth a visit

Small but interesting, plenty of information provided. Spread over 3 floors. Wear something warm as part of it is exposed with no roof.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why did I say that? Because I have ancestors from Donegal and to visit, and think someone related to me in the 1600s may have been there is chilling and thrilling. I really enjoyed the hour there. The stone steps were a bit tricky. Loved it.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but interesting, plenty of information provided. Spread over 3 floors. Wear something warm as part of it is exposed with no roof.

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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are O'Donnell's so when in Donegal of course we check in on our castle! The history is fascinating!

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Wollongong, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 3:42pm to walk around the Castle, only to be waiting for an attendant to come to the reception and be told by said attendant - there's the price and they didn't accept card or pounds. We had no euros as were travelling down from the north. The last admission was at 3:45pm yet the man would not... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable tour guides offer a window into this lovely castle right off the diamond in Donegal Town. If you find yourself in the area it is well worth a peek.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked up to castle unfortunately it was open but looked very interesting would definitely go another day it is open.Closed Monday and Tuesday..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle makes for an interesting stop. Its smaller than expected and was restored recently. There is some interesting historical facts. No guided tours though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Myself & girlfriend recently stayed here over NYE for a friends wedding. We have stayed before and although the hotel is luxurious i feel that it is a bit expensive. Rooms are very spacious & beds comfortable. Expensive food & drink however. One annoying thing is that you have to walk outside to get to the gym & spa area.... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

a castle in the town which has been visited by prince charles and princess [sic] camilla an the last year. a connection to armada shipwrecks

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Fahan, Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Worth a visit, it's a lovely castle, not expensive for a family visit. Telling you a bit of history inside the castle, got some beautiful photos inside.

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