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Ross Castle

Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-35851
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Ranked #18 of 64 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Decatur, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We really got a sense of what living in a castle might have been like. This castle is not all updated in today's furniture etc. The guide told us about the life and times of the people who lived in this castle. Very, very interesting and well worth the time to visit.

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Limerick, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I use this castle all the time for wedding photography and its stunning. The light changes all the view with it. Love going there

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The view from the Ross Castle out towards the waters was my favorite. And the higher you go in the Castle, the better the view gets. I loved this place and all the history behind it. They do have a guided tour within the castle that I think is about 4 Euros but we didn't take it and decided to... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A must to visit. A lovely walking area and a beautiful castle to visit. There are also boat trips from the castle shore, great.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I led a tour to this beautiful castle recently. The setting is amazing and the tour is very informative. The only draw back was the unfriendly counter staff at ticket purchase point. I was told about 5 times I should have booked my small tour in before hand (8 people) in order to secure a place on the tour. Numbers... More

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

enjoyed seeing castle and the grounds and view of the lake were awesome. Would have like to go inside, but that didnt seem possible. loved the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We didn't get a chance to take the tour of this castle as we arrived too late in the day, but going a little bit off the beaten path allowed for a few incredible pictures of this castle!! Its hard to imagine how they were able to build such well crafted buildings so long ago!

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ross Castle, Killarney, Fantastic Value for family group. Castle is very well restored and well organised Tours kept to max of 18, so unlike other 'open' castles, the spiral staircase was easy to manage with kids. Tour guide Tom, was great, took time to explain every feature pointed out, and made sure non-english speakers were ok with all he was... More

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Alexandria, VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the more complete castles that we saw in Ireland. We had a great walk from Killarney to the castle thru the countryside. Very picturesque location by the lake.

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Boise, Idaho
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The castle is located in Killarney National Park. We toured the park by horse-drawn jaunty car (carriage to seat six). The castle was the resting place for the horses. It is located on a stream with a nice view of the countryside.

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