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Donegal Castle

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:15
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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 73 22405
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 May 2004

Visiting Donegal on a wet day I decided to take the family to the tollaly refurbished Donegal Castle. It was wonderful, the kids loved to step back in history and see and feel the world of 400 odd years ago. I hope it is enough...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This castle is beautiful on the outside and ground around it was very well kept. The issue what came about was we couldn't go on a tour because of the fact the castle refused to take Stirling.

2  Thank richardsU8611AY
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All reviews self guided tour worth a visit short visit interesting history own pace centre of town laminated sheet quick visit manor house entrance fee located right restored information roof fireplace restoration clan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle has been well restored and is accessible to most areas. The staff on duty are both friendly and knowledgeable. The cost of entry is more than fair.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little visit, beautifully laid out inside, informative with a welcoming guide. A nice little quiz for younger kids to complete as they go around means they could get involved.

Thank LoveTravel165246
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't in our direction of travel (Galway to Belfast), BUT we saw it on an episode of House Hunters International and thought "why not". So glad we did! We parked across the bridge and walked up to the castle. Self-guided, but interesting restoration. We spent...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our last day. It passed an hour for us before we headed home. It’s a beautiful castle, we brushed up on our Irish history too. We also learned about things that happend not too far from where we live. So you...More

Thank martinakrobinson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the center of town this castle is small, but well restored and quite interesting. Walking through you can get a real sense of what it must have been like to live there centuries ago. Interesting following the history and ownership changes of the Castle.

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to a sign that said closed Tuesday and Wednesday. This wasn't noted on their website. However, we were lucky enough to be invited to join a tour group who had booked a tour. The guide was a lovely man, who was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to fill in an hour in Donegal Town, would recommend the speaking guide to appreciate the details.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting 16th century castle, original uneven stone spiral staircase is worth the trip up to see the great hall with huge hearth. There is a rail to help you reach the top.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Castle was interesting to walk through and imagine what it must have been like to live there--you had to be short for one thing! Doorways less that 6 feet tall. Curved stone stairwells tilted to make it hard for enemies to climb. Staff very...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The castle is interesting and has some good displays that explain the history. It is not super large so it doesn't take much time to see.

1  Thank visitor08Vancouver
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25 July 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
4 euros for an adult, 3 for a senior citizen and 2 for a student.
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9 April 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
Disabled / wheelchair users can see the grounds, the shell of the manor house next to the tower/keep and the ground floor of the tower which was used as storage. Some of the original cobbles and arched ceiling remain. The... More
12 September 2015|
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nobody there on 16th September be at the fair in ballyshannon and on 12th September be at the fair a glenties