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Address: Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 915 1188
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Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee
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Some towering ruins on a scenic bit of coastline. You aren't allowed to get too close, but when you see it, that makes good sense. It is located right along the Dingle Way, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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La Conner, Washington

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La Conner, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some towering ruins on a scenic bit of coastline. You aren't allowed to get too close, but when you see it, that makes good sense. It is located right along the Dingle Way, there is a nice beach for a picnic, and ACTUAL parking (not just the scary shoulder spots that seem common in West Ireland...) for 10-12 cars.

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Hagensborg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came across Minard Castle on my hike of the Dingle Way. The trail had been mostly on back roads with lovely views of hills and farmers fields, and I came around a bend and this scene greeted me. It was absolutely breathtaking. I spent an hour painting a picture of the castle.

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Minard Castle was attacked in 1650 by Cromwell's forces. The damage is still visible, and signs indicate it is unsafe to enter, however there are no barricades preventing walking up to it. The views of the castle and of the Iveragh Peninsula across Kells Bay are unobstructed by anything modern. Hidden in the shadows of the castle is Tobar Eoin... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful Castle ruins situated on top of a hill right on the beach with the mosyt amazing views. This is on private property so explore at your own risk. I have added informational pictures and others. It is a shame its gone into such disrepair but its beautiful none the less. Musty SEE!!

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Morrison, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We followed the map down the mostly single track road to Minard Castle. There is a parking area off road, which was nice to have. The Castle sits at the water's edge making it a very scenic. We were there toward the end of the day. There are Private Property signs, so exploration of the castle was discouraged, still a... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I only sought this out because it was featured in Ryan's Daughter. It wasn't easy to find unless you research it beforehand, and even then, I bypassed the road to it and had to turn around. You have to drive down one of those narrow, hedge-lined cow-path lanes to get to it. It's on a small cliff overlooking the ocean... More 

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Penn Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

There's not much left of the old castle, but it is still a beautiful sight. It is perched near the edge of a crumbling cliff, and on private property, so be careful and stay away from the edge. You can still envision what it must have been like, and you can still see the various levels and interesting little nooks... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

There's not much left to Minard Castle, but it's lovely and right beside a beach that makes a great photo stop. There are friendly cows in the pasture nearby and would be a great location for a picnic. Next to the castle remains is a "fairy ring" that are common in this part of the country and was very pastoral.... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Minard Castle is an interesting ruin atop a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. There is no access to the castle as it is on private land but you can get good pictures from the parking lot. You can also hike up the hill and take pictures from the other side but you cannot access the castle itself. It is a... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

You cannot go in the castle as there are warning signs but it was nice to stop and enjoy the view. Pretty rock beach that is a great photo stop.

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