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Huntington Castle

Clonegal, Ireland
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in County Carlow
Type: Castles
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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Worth to be seen as there are not so many places still own by the descendants, at least not so many opened for visitors and not transformed in exclusive hotels. There are few rooms that can be visited, including the basement transformed in a sanctuary for Isis cult. Nice family stories...I really enjoyed it, despite the fact that I would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Set in the very picturesque village of Clonegal, Carlow is the beautiful Huntington Castle. Myself and my two children 9 & 6 took a house tour given by one of the family members which I thought was a nice touch, made it more personable. Hearing stories of his great grandmother and her adventures, she was quite a character! The 'dungeon'... More

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Perth, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We just finished an overnight stay at Huntington Castle. Must say it was a n eye opening visit. Alex the house owner is a hospitable host who gave us a personal touch to our trip. Lovely little tea shop worth a visit. New toilets currently being built which will be brilliant. Lots of animals like pot bellied pigs, chickens, ducks,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I eventually got to visit a castle I have heard such great reviews about... How disappointed I was... Over priced, rude unknowledgable staff, village is not what it's made out to be, the work in restoring the castle is so poor, no proper toilet facilities etc... How the department if enterprise, carlow county council and department of revenue have not... More

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ClareDR, Owner at Huntington Castle, responded to this review

We were sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable trip to the Castle, to respond to a few of the issues you raised, the pricing for admission reflects the fact that this is not a state supported property, it is run entirely by the family and with all tickets priced between €2.50 - €8.00 and with concessions... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stunning property lovely story's behind it and fab walks around it I was at the Christmas fair and it had lovely well kept grounds you can stay here and have breackfast here and for dinner head down to the bottom of the lovely lane to the award winning sha roe bistro you can go on tours around the castle for... More

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Naas, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Somewhat disappointing visit to Huntington Castle for a Ghost tour. This has the potential to be great, but is let down badly by poor value for money. I visited with my 2 children and the cost was €28. The promise was 40 mins but was just closer to 30. There were promises of spot prizes for costumes but we didn't... More

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We spent at least 3 hours just wandering around the gardens, which were beautiful, varied and interesting. It would have been nice to have had more detail on the visitor information sheet handed out at the admission window. Unfortunately our timing was not right to take the house tour. Clonegal itself is a gorgeous village - you can't help but... More

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Arklow, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This is not a place to be missed. You are immediately immersed in the story of an extraordinary family and their home. Set in the beautiful village of Clonegal, don't waste another minute and plan your trip soon

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Wexford, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Visited the gardens and took the house tour. There is a newly planted rose garden and the lawns have lovely view to the Castle and down to the most amazing Yew walk. Further on through the gardens it has so so much work to be done. The pond and lake are dank and uninteresting at the moment, though, the water... More

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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I spent a day wondering the very magical gardens. Wow! What an incredible job the current resident and heirs Alexandre and Claire are doing brining the place back to life. The house is much more fun than other stately homes, becasue it was originally a garrison and has the feel of a tower/ fort. Not boring like other country homes.... More

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