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A historic site with little remains

Very little to see here but if you like history and want to see the remains of an important coastal... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
County Wicklow, Ireland
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Beautiful views!

Although there is very little left of the castle, the views offered at this site are well worth the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Monica E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome little castle off the beaten path!!! Was a little rainy when we went but still super awesome. Neat pictures and great info on plaques

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Buxboys
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We were visiting Wicklow town and walked up the castle, which is just beside the harbor and pier. There are plaques detailing the history but they are quite worn. As the other reviews said there is very little of the castle left standing, but you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 365maeveo
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

so beautyful and peacefull safe for family of small children under supervision we had amazing views i wud highly recommend a vist

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deirdre32
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

After reading others reviews I wasn't expecting to see a lot apart from some coastal views and small ruins. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The views were absolutely breathtaking. There is only the remnants of one partial external wall of the castle, however, there are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TheAistearLife
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very little to see here but if you like history and want to see the remains of an important coastal stronghold then this is worth a look. There is a small Car Park nearby and other points of interest including historical Napoleon era Gun bays....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank technicalshane
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Although there is very little left of the castle, the views offered at this site are well worth the short walk from the center of town to get there. The water, cliffs, pier and harbor are stunning from this vantage point. Bring a snack and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Monica E
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Black Castle is just a short easy walk from downtown Wicklow. There is an historic plaque that gives a brief history. The ruins are indeed ruins and the adventurous are free to climb about it. I looked out through the remaining window hole and imagined...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It was again nice to visit something where you were free to roam and it was free to do so, I found that this place was great in many ways. We went through the site, down to the beach and checked out all of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Moose3737
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A Nice small ruΓ―ne next to the sea. It was cold and windy. And we found the castle via luck. It was a Nice suprize for us! Not to big, just fun to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sidney R
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed stumbling upon this site. It gave a beautiful view of the water. Definitely a neat, free artifact to check out if in the area! Parking was convenient by the wharf.

Date of experience: May 2018
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19 March 2016|
Response from snowyogi | Reviewed this property |
Is Tinnycross in Co Kildare? If so you will have to get a bus to Dublin city centre and get the 133 Expressway bus to Wicklow. The 133 will get you from Dublin in about an hour and 30mins
19 March 2016|
Response from 373adrienned | Reviewed this property |
I see that Tinnycross House is on the other side of Wicklow to the Black Castle. Unfortunately, there is no direct public transport across. If you hire a car, you can take a wonderful drive over the Wicklow Gap, visit... More
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Response from Sidney R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit it always. It’s on public Ground and Fred to visit
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