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Ross Castle

Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-35851
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Ranked #17 of 63 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful spot. Was recommended to us by the barman in our hotel. Went there to get the boat to Lord Brandon's cottage. Asked for 'Ducks'. - He took us on our 1.5 hour boat trip and gave us so much info on the way - definitely a character to look out for

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed my visit to see this restored castle 20 years after my first visit when it was a mere shell. The guides are the best! So enthuasistic and helpful. A great castle tour!!

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Naugatuck
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great spot for photos. Beautiful castle with great spots for pictures. Took the jaunting horse carriage ride to get here which was an adventure in itself.

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

While visiting Killarney National Park, don't miss a chance to visit Ross Castle. We received an excellent tour up through the various levels of the castle and learned all about how the Irish lived in the 15th century. It is beautifully restored using authentic materials so that it looks much like it would have at the time. It sits right... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the tour. Great collection of period furniture and excellent restored tower house. We toured other ruins so it was nice to see how they might have looked. Not a great tour for kids, they should not touch much and the ones on our tour were not handling it well.

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the Ross Castle on the way to Torc Waterfall. Located on the lake it's where a lot of people take boats to and from the Gap of Dunloe. Enjoyed walking around the outside of the castle. Good place to take pictures. Peaceful.

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Cobh, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

if you are already there, spend the 4 euro for the guided tour. our guide had a great knowledge and made the tour very interesting.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

For 4euros (3 over 60s) you get a 30-45 minute guided tour up the castle. This was very informative and paced really well. The information given was great. Well worth the time. You can walk around the outside for free and take a boat trip on he lake from here. The castle itself is very impressive.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

overall fun experience. non-glass boat tours of lake were only available one at a time from a grumpy old disinterested guy. food in the back was really not good. eat before visiting

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After a long day of travel, we only spent time on the outside of the castle. The lake setting is beautiful and relaxing. The kids enjoyed running around and having a car break.

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