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Address: Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-35851
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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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Picturesque Castle On A Lake

Ross Castle is a large fortress type castle from the 15th century. It is set on the edge of Lough Leane, the large lake in the center of Kilarney National Park. You can visit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ross Castle is a large fortress type castle from the 15th century. It is set on the edge of Lough Leane, the large lake in the center of Kilarney National Park. You can visit the inside, during business hours which are about 9am-6pm, throughout the week. Admission inside is 3-5Euro, but it is free to walk about the grounds. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Ross Castle was the end point of our jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park. It sits on the edge of Lough Leane, so is in the midst of this idyllic setting - lake and forest. Built in the 1400's, Its history that is striking to me is that it was the last stronghold to fall to Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took a Jaunty ride through the park/forest and to the castle. The driver was a very nice young man with a great sense of humor. You can only go through the park by hiking or by horse drawn carriage. Very reasonable cost to take the horse drawn carriage ride ($40 euros). Very beautiful park and well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great piece of history on picturesque lake, make sure this is on your itinerary , it is a must see in Killarney

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wow what a beautiful place with a nice castle and a picture perfect lake at its shores . It is everything you imagined Ireland to be . Don't miss the ducks close by and if you are lucky there will be an old Irish man feeding them as friendly as Ireland truly is .

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I decided to visit Ross castle even though the weather wasn't ideal. I had my 5 month old son with me and I wasn't sure how he would like it with the windy conditions. To my surprise he was happy to be carried around and I enjoyed a little stroll and took in the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This castle has been restored and it is visible how much the people take pride in its history. The tour is only about 4 euro per person and takes about an hour.It is by guided tour only at certain hours. I wouldn't recommend this one for small children, It is a bit of a climb with narrow stairs.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cycled with family around national park and sat around the castle grounds. Very relaxing and beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Did the jaunting carriage ride thru the park to see this castle. Another neat old castle and ruins. The setting is very pretty and scenic, right on the lake. Very interesting story of the castle. I must see when visiting Killarney.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I decided to drive here instead of the jaunty ride, it was a short ride from the city center. Parking was not a problem and it wasn't very crowded. The castle is cool and sits on a scenic lot near water. We didn't spend much time here due to it raining. It was a nice place to... More 

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