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Address: Clifden, Ireland
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It's a nice walk up to this castle. Even though it was very wet the day that we visited the castle itself is gorgeous. Well worth a walk down to it, it's open and can be freely... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice walk up to this castle. Even though it was very wet the day that we visited the castle itself is gorgeous. Well worth a walk down to it, it's open and can be freely explored. If only the weather was better I would've spent a lot more time at the site. Definitely glad that I visited while... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Unlike other reviews I came across, its not a long walk, certainly not 50 min..The path is slippy in places and very muddy at castle but all depends on weather..parking is limited but do park up and walk down and enjoy the scenery..Dont drive because if everyone did that it would cause chaos...We enjoyed it and we went on a... More 

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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

John D'Arcy built the town of Clifden and in 1815 built a castle for himself and his family. the castle was visited by Thackery who described it as a 'Fine Chateau'. He was of course describing it as a French castle. Although today the castle is a ruin, it was once a great (but not very big) house with fine... More 

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1 Thank Vincent D
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a beautiful location but I believe the road down to the castle may be on private land. Please do not drive down as recommended in a previous review, this could lead to blocking of the access. Just take the walk, it really is not that far. Enjoy

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Thank Bazza
Murphys, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great castle, route not marked. From Clifden on Sky Road, look for a stone wall and arch on the left. Go through arch, and walk down the gravel road until you get to the castle. It's worth the walk, but wear shoes that can get wet and muddy.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you walk down to the castle it is a bit of a walk so if you are brave and its early take the risk and drive down. It is a beautiful castle and a great view The hand painted sign says "no cars" but no one knows who owns the road. It is not marked very well but easy... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Interesting views and history. A narrow and rocky path up and down hills, also muddy in parts. Was a nice walk about a 50 min hike.

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Thank JimOB1
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Be sure to wear the right shoes. You can't drive up to the castle. You have to park and then walk down to the castle. Beware the mud and slick rocks. Its all worth it once you get to the castle. It beautiful and best of all, free to tour.

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Snohomish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

On our last day in Ireland on our honeymoon, we decided we wanted to find some kind of old, magical-feeling historical attraction; some kind of thing that would sum up our trip perfectly. This location is barely advertised (be aware!), and we almost would have never heard of it except by chance. In fact, we didn't even think we were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The walk isn't too long (maybe 20 min) from the gate along sky road, but it can be muddy and shaky. Many loose rocks kept our feet wobbling and almost tripped several times, but we were wearing very casual shoes. Also, it can get extremely muddy near the castle. However, once you are there, it's a pretty cool site. Unfortunately,... More 

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