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Address: Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-35851
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths...
This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
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This castle was beautiful. It has fallen apart but still a site to see. It was under construction so we were unable to see the inside. The view of the mountain range from this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This castle was beautiful. It has fallen apart but still a site to see. It was under construction so we were unable to see the inside. The view of the mountain range from this castle was absolutely amazing. Very cool history to see

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We rushed to Ross castle right as we came into Killarney. We were so impressed by the outside - the castle is really impressive and strikes a great silhouette against the lake. Unfortunately, we found out upon arrival that their tour guides hadnt shown up that day and we were not able to see the inside. I was pretty dissapointed,... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Unfortunately, during the winter months, you can only visit the exterior of the castle ... it was a old and blustery day for us when we visited Ross Castle ... but we came away with some great pics! We didn't pay to simply visit the castle, but I believe there is a typically a fee wen it is open ...

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Our tour guide was very informative and kept the group in check (a few talkers). He was a great historian and took time to explain the history to everyone.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I wish my 22 year old daughter was with me to see this castle. Its magnificently eery. Its entire antiquated structure nestled by the lower lake of the Killarney National Park, is a definite must see for you castle junkies. With its cannon showing above, you can feel the history unfold in your mind. The park surrounding the castle is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beautiful castle surrounded by nice stuff.... Good to spend a few hours (2max).. There is a pier also ;) Ducks are always around to compose the perfect picture

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have visited Ross Castle on all three of our trips to Ireland. It is a great castle and museum. Some of the best pictures from our trips were taken outside the castle. It was also included on the Heritage Ireland Pass, so entry was covered. I highly recommend visiting Ross Castle and buying the pass. http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth to take a look, especially if the mountains are snowed. Nice scenery around. Good place for some pics.

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Newry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

this is one of the nicest castle , lake is situated next to castle m scenery is fantastic and entire are is great for nice long walks , can not wait to be back in summer time to try boat trip :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Looked interesting but closed for tours in the off-peak season. Nice scenic spot for photos and good free parking facilities.Can easily make a long walk around the park or on the jaunting cars.

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