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Bunratty Castle

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Bunratty, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Bunratty Castle Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Bunratty Folk Park Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! meet the village characters, sample some freshly baked bread by our resident Bean an Ti's (woman of the house) and for little visitors explore of quaint fairy village and pirate adventure playground
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bunratty, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with two 4 year old boys and enjoyed the castle and folk park, which are very interesting. We didn't get to see the butter making or blacksmith unfortunately, and the school teacher who is, I believe very good, had finished by the time...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

... That's not to say we didn't enjoy it though! It's a sprawling place with lots of cottages, houses and things to explore, it could easily be a full day out. What let it down was the lack of staff dressed in period clothes and...More

Thank TheAdventuresofAandK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened to be passing by chance with family & decided to visit. The admission price is a hefty + €40 p/family. I politely informed the staff member that the admission price was ridiculously too high & we divided not to visit the castle. By...More

Thank Nigel A
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this castle many times before but recently brought my friend to explore. I have to say all over experience here for me depends on Irish weather and this time it was beautiful sunny day which allowed us to browse through village in no...More

Thank kryan6517
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a good few hours here exploring all the different buildings and the castle. The castle was heaving with tourists having waited approximately 5 minutes to ascend the very narrow steps up to the highest part of the castle we gave up and joined...More

Thank Thisisour0pinion
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent about 3 hours wandering around the park and the castle. The fairy village in the park is magical and I was so happy to see the creator's of HB Ice cream's house! Price in is €16.55 for adults. I really recommend going here...More

Thank PocketFullOfShell
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were driving from Spanish Point to Killarney and this was the perfect stop to break up our drive and stretch our legs. The castle was impressive. Make sure to hop on a tour as the history of the castle and the various owners is...More

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Bunratty Castle but did not realise that there was a little village to browse around aswell! Really really interesting..we spent around 3 hours walking around seeing all there was to see..bought some lemon sherbert, clove drops and bullseyes in the sweet shop 😉...More

Thank Roy C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is great for a family day trip. The castle itself is brilliant and the staff in the village (doctor, teacher, policeman) are all very good with the kids. Playground is very good. As is the fairy village. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The castle is well preserved and actually has furniture and decor inside. We saw so many castles on this trip that had nothing inside or were in ruins. this was a pleasant surprise and a neat look into medieval life. We did the medieval dinner...More

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9 July 2017|
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Response from kristen4430 | Reviewed this property |
I got there around 10 am and it wasn't crowded at all. It's a large place, so even with big crowds, I think it would be fine. I saved about 5 euros by booking online.
Marg T
20 June 2017|
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Response from mriley_malta | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the gate or online to visit the Castle and Folk Park. But if you're are considering doing the evening entertainment you should book before.
22 May 2017|
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Response from josiejolly | Reviewed this property |
about 1 hr and a half but great road