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“Photogenic Location”
Review of Ross Castle

Ross Castle
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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney
Ranked #11 of 106 things to do in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Photogenic Location”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

While the surrounding grounds are not as extensive as Muckross House, they are very well kept. We didn't take a guided tour, but wandered the castle freestyle, reintroducing ourselves to the construction techniques which are primarily defensive, even inside the walls. We took the relaxing Lower Lake watercoach tour past the monastic island of Inisfallen and had no problem with scheduling as one of the booking locations was Old Weir House, where we were staying. The tour was informative, but any photography has to take place through the plexi windows.
We then decided to walk to Killarney and back, which is almost completely level and passes through several ecosystems. There are many paths of various difficulty, and visiting here just for these would be an end in itself. The mountain vistas, large lakes, well restored castle, and many waterfowl caused me to run out of a set of batteries in my camera - something I never normally do in a day. Such is the beauty of Killarney National Park.
Parking was overflowed onto the side of the road, and this probably happens a lot. But this isn't much of a problem.

Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Have been to Killarney many times but this was our first time inside Ross Castle. The guided tour was really informative and the castle has been beautifully restored. Definitely a great way to spend an hour!

Visited May 2014
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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bring your camera”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Bring your good camera, good walking shoes and a rain jacket. Take a walk in the national park that the pathways start right there at the castle.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Grounds were spectacular. Apparently Queen Victoria stayed here, and we could see why. Gardens were beautiful. We were there in early spring so everything was in bloom.

Visited May 2014
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Decent little castle with great views”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

15th C late medieval castle with central tower almost fully intact. Lots of great crannies and nooks for kids to explore, ducks to feed and great views across the lake with boat trips available. Easy parking, note that loos are situated in castle up some steep steps ! Small cafe and eating area

Visited May 2014
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