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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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Today
10:00 - 17:15
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
Description:

This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.

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Out for walk

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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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW 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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank antonmeiring
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank davidlurg
Fahan, Donegal, Ireland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Anne M
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to visit. Good place to learn some local history. Also, the castle is great to your. Got to learn slot.

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Thank Stan B
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Others have described the location, (a short walk from the town centre) the steps, (lots) the size, (not huge) the displays, (interesting) and the time you need to visit (not long) but there is little mention of a couple of really interesting things. Look up and appreciate the skills from times past on display in the timbers holding up the... More 

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1 Thank Sue H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Called here recently and found it to be nothing special and lacked a presence which I would normally expect to find in a "castle" We walked around ourselves as we chose not to take the tour but we did come across it and the impression I got from the guide was that he couldn't wait to finish it as he... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the castle. The inside is very well done with interesting displays and gives some great details about the history of the area. Staff was friendly. Had a restroom which was convenient.

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I would have loved to see behind the gates but the castle was closed up. It's exactly the sort of location you seek out. An old castle in ruin. A step back in time. Eerie. Perfect. We walked around the outside quite happily snapping pictures. Just amazing. And on a cold, damp, dark autumn afternoon, looking up at towering walls... More 

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