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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.

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really nice castle

nice leisurely walk around this fine castle, nice way to spend half an hour, very informative and interesting. A must if you're in Donegal Town

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice leisurely walk around this fine castle, nice way to spend half an hour, very informative and interesting. A must if you're in Donegal Town

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed by the Castle just a big ruin really. But if you are into historical buildings you may it fascinating.

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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A most rewarding experience in this recently restored castle. The work done and the quality of the finished product is amazing, I think if the original O'Donnell owners came back they would be astounded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Immaculately maintained and really interesting. A easy to get around. A manageable 20mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located within walking distance of just about everywhere. It's a quick self guided tour, but very educational & interesting; I loved the ceiling and how intricate the detailing was. Not all walls are standing but you get a real good understanding of how the Castle stood in it's day. Situated on the River Este gives way for nice pictures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped as part of a tour. If you are in Donegal anyway then it is a quick 30 min tour. Old castle showing how they lived before and after the British arrived.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We like stopping and touring old castles, so if that is not your thing or you don't find them fascinating, then skip it. This is a very small castle with a self guided tour. It doesn't take long to tour, but is interesting to see.

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