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Huntington Castle

Clonegal, Ireland
054/77552
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in County Carlow
Type: Castles
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English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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
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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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