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The Towers

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Address: Lismore, Ireland

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Great Place for Pictures

We went here today. What a beautiful walk through the forest and to view a couple of ruins that you can go in and around safely. This is not a hike but more of a nice walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
lindyn2016
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Surrey
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Surrey
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here today. What a beautiful walk through the forest and to view a couple of ruins that you can go in and around safely. This is not a hike but more of a nice walk. There is a bit of a hill but once at the top it is all flat and easily walked. Kid friendly. Bring your... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Built by a landlord at the height of the famine to keep up with the joneses at the behest of his wife and family. He went broke in the recession of the time and like all recessions the little people, his tenants suffered.

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a terrific setting for a walk in the forest or to enjoy a picnic while viewing the remains of a failed competition between two couples back in the 1800s to possess the most grandiose residence. Brothers, Arthur and John Ussher, had married two sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret and while John and Margaret lived in the impressive "Strancally Castle", his... More 

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Cork
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is one of those oddities you have to go and see. In the middle of the wood, you will find mid-19th century Gothic follies, roofless and empty. All said to have been part of a grand entrance to a grand house that was never built. Their peculiarity is what has saved them, but their impracticality means that they're unlikely... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely walk, once you get up that massive hill, I'd advise people to take their time walking up here as the hill is very steep. It would take a lot out of people who are unfit or elderly. But once you get to the top it's a beautiful walk with nice scenery. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dungarvan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This little gem is tucked away about 2 miles outside Lismore. It's simply fantastic! A beautiful woodland walk with historic ruins, bridge, tunnel and river! Kids love it! Great for photos! Approx 2.5-3km round trip!

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Solingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

There is a trail through an enchanted forest, which begins at the parking place and leads you back in a circular route. On your way you will discover Ballysaggartmore Towers. You pass through a small gate and there it stands in all its beauty. I can not describe in words. You must go and see yourself!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

List ore has many interesting attractions. None more so that the Towers. Built as the entrance gatehouse to a big house. Only for the owner to run out of money after just the gatehouse was built. The attraction is up a hill and not accessible for those in wheelchairs. If the weather is fine and the rhododendrons are out then... More 

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Calgary
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Tourist information board told us about this place. Turns out that the people built the gate house and then ran out of money to complete the castle. It was beautiful, we walked through the woods and then it came into sight, what a great find!

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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

My boyfriend and I were looking for something low-key to do while in Lismore. We came across The Towers and were so happy we did. The walk through the woods was so relaxing. The paths were easily navigable and around every corner the view looked like something out of a story book. The stone follies were gorgeous and really added... More 

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