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Ross Castle

Address: Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-35851
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Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe
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Ranked #18 of 113 things to do in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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.
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

There is not much here it wasn't open the day we were there but it's very easy to get to by cab it's a very short cab drive from town and its a typical Irish castle with some good views and some good pictures it sits on the water and have some nice water view it only takes about 30... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We didn't pay to go inside, just walked around the grounds. It was near our hotel so we said we stop in in and have a look when passing by.It was a lovely day and the walk and scenery around the lake was beautiful, definitely worth stopping off for a look for grounds alone

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Maryville, TN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed the ruins; was probably lovely in its day. Lovely stream running into Lake outside castle grounds. Colorful row boats moored which made a beautiful picture.

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Galway
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A nice place to visit, preferably when the weather is dry and sunny. It's ideal for a family outing where nature can be appreciated and there is plenty of wide open spaces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Enjoyed visiting here but it was late in evening and it was beginning to get dark. Next time I will start there.

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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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