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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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Dover, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well worth a visit with many woodland walks around the area and trips by boat around the lake allow a good half a day to explore.

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Bronx, New York
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310 reviews 310 reviews
166 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Ross Castle is located in the National Park and can be reached by walking, carriage and/or by boat. The Castle is located near the river, so you get wonderful views and it is not crowded. Walking around the Castle there are artifacts that help you to understand its history. This is a peaceful and historic castle where you can... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent a short time taking some photos which were interesting but like me, needs some instant repairs.

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