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Huntington Castle

Clonegal, Ireland
054/77552
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in County Carlow
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely small Irish castle still owned by the original family. Tour giide Alex gave an excellent run-through of the history of his ancestors and the role of the castle within the history of the local area whilst showing us through the rooms - think 'Downton Abbey' decor but on a smaller scale! Beautifully tended extensive gardens outside to explore with... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went to the Halloween Ghost Tour for Adults, and it was excellent perfectly spooky and yes had well worked frights along the way. Time and money has been invested for this attraction and it's well worth the entry fee. It takes 35mins (as advertised!) which is a tad short, but when your left wanting more then your hosts have done... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

In addition to drinking tea at the pleasant, quaint tearoom and a tour of the castle, we spent the night in the castle. Alex and Clare were wonderfully hospitable hosts. We happened to arrive on Tuesday, when the local restaurant Sha Roe Bistro was closed, but Alex recommended restaurants in nearby Bunclody. When we returned that night, Alex offered us... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This experience really covers three aspects - the extensive and historic gardens, the tea in the courtyard and the inside of the castle. We were lucky with our timing - the tour of the castle does not usually take place in September, but we bowled up 'on spec' shortly before a pre-booked group arrived and the owner allowed us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited Hungtington Castle today and really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was informative, welcoming and entertaining. The gardens are really lovely and when we arrived back to the tea rooms after 5pm, the staff very obligingly made us tea and coffee even though they appeared to be closing up for the day. Newly decorated bathrooms were very nice with little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Arrived their today was a little disappointed as the tour was closed ... Have to wait for the weekend, but could stroll through the gardens ... It's dreamlike , romantic and mystical, I loved it, so I forgive the fact I could not see the castle. Nxt time

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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9 attraction reviews
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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
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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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