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Must do!

We were driving from Galway to Kilarney and stopped in Adare. We also momentarily saw Bunratty and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nazreen A
Excellent Tour

Adare Castles was not on our list of must-see places, but ended up being one of our favorite stops... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Erik S
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This famous medieval castle is known for its storied history as well as its imposing architectural presence.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were driving from Galway to Kilarney and stopped in Adare. We also momentarily saw Bunratty and shopped in Limerick. This review is to highlight one of the most memorable parts of our entire trip to Ireland. See Adare castle! We booked the tour and...More

Thank Nazreen A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Adare Castles was not on our list of must-see places, but ended up being one of our favorite stops in Ireland. The castle is only accessible through the tours at the Adare Heritage Centre. We were able to book online the night before (20 Euros...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the guided tour and learned so much! This is a beautiful and well maintained castle, and the tour groups are perfectly sized. We have been to many other castles on our trip and this one may go down as one of our favorites! Not...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The castle is only open via guided tours, so you can't just wander around. Having said that, I certainly recommend the tour. Very informative, taking just the right amount of time. Well worth the small cost.

Thank iDogbert
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This a great tour if you're in Adare during the right time of the year. The groups are small and intimate and the scenery and history are outstanding. Our tour guide was awesome, and she made the tour outstanding.

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend taking the Heritage Center tour in Adare to Desmond Castle. Our guide, Sandra, was incredibly knowledgeable and the story of the castle is fascinating. One of the few examples of a Norman castle in Ireland. You can't gain access unless you are...More

Thank Jeanne L
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This was "Strongbow's" castle. He was a Norman prince, whose family had long been resident in England, and had been invited by an unseated local king to come to Ireland to help him regain his throne. Just like in a fairytale, he was promised a...More

1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Set off the N 21 in Adare, almost out of view, stands a lovely ruined castle whose history goes way back. Our guide was excellent, giving us extensive historical background and filling us in on the excavations and restorations that are being conducted. Your imagination...More

Thank OldCastleTrish
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We saw Adare Castle as we passed by on the N21 and found it intriguing. Reservations for a tour must be made at the Adare Heritage Center as they keep groups relatively small to allow a personal experience of this beautiful ruin. Our tour guide...More

Thank OldCastleTrish
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable hour tour or the Adare Castle, leaves from the information center at selected times. A short van ride over to the 13th century Norman castle. Pleasant walk around the grounds. Sandra, the guide, does an excellent narrative of the history of the castle,...More

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