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a real castle?

Is the Clontarf Castle hotel a real castle? I'm looking for a real hotel to stay in while in Dublin

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1. Re: a real castle?

It's a real hotel, that looks like a castle.

Come and enjoy.

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2. Re: a real castle?

Lol Lord Kimmage!

There was originally a castle on the site and the hotel has been build onto it. It's a nice hotel though and although I've never stayed in it, the public areas are quite castley!

History of it is on their website

clontarfcastle.ie/about-clontarf-castle-hote…

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3. Re: a real castle?

Not really. I've stayed there and it was very good and its a bit castly - but for look like a proper castle try -

http://www.kilkeacastle.ie/stay/4577896863

I've also stayed here - in Kildare - about 40 or miles from Dublin (but not sure exactly) - but it was LONG time ago - when I was a child - it was very magical to us then. But can't speak about standards there now.

For castle visiting rather than staying it's hard to beat Trim Castle - about 30 miles from Dublin in County Meath - you can drive or take the bus. Its super. Part of the film Braveheart was filmed here. Its the real deal. Visiting details here: heritageireland.ie/en/…

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4. Re: a real castle?

If you want a real castle less than an hour from Dublin then Cabra castle is highly recommended: www.cabracastle.com/

Edited: 16 October 2013, 12:14
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