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Ross Castle

Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-35851
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$62*
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Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe
88%
Ranked #15 of 49 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We came early and had the first guided tour of the day. Tours are small considering the tight spaces. Our guide was friendly and well educated on the castle. Enjoyed every minute of the tour.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Ross Castle is in a beautiful spot next to Lough Leane. Entrance to the castle is by guided tour only, in small groups. There's a small museum in the waiting area for the tour.

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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It's worth going down to the lakes edge to see the castle,good fun for young and old,the summer you can take a boat or just storm the castle,play near the ducks or take walk ,enjoy.

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San DIego, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The castle is mostly in ruins but is located in a pretty setting by the water and near the park. It's worth a visit using a "jaunty" to get there.

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Hesperia, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited during the start of the rainy season so there were some clouds and some puddles but that added to the charm of this place. The lake and surrounding grounds are just lovely and we really enjoyed stopping here on our way to the Ring of Kerry. Enjoy!

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Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ross Castle was a quick walk from our B&B in Killarney, perhaps 15 minutes, but it flies by if you've had a pint or two before hand. Ross Castle was a beautiful sight and definitely worth any walk. It is surrounded by Killarney National Park and Lough Leane making it very picturesque. We never went inside because it was closed... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We weren't able to go inside because we arrived too early, but the Ross Castle is majestic and worth stopping to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We visited Ross Castle as we were leaving Killarney, on a drizzly morning. You need to get there early if you want to be in the first group to tour the castle as they have restricted numbers that are allowed to go on each of the tours. The area where you wait for the tour is a small museum with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This castle is so beautiful. The grounds around it are stunning and make for very lovely photographs. You can even go inside for 30 minute tours of the rooms for a small fee. No photographs inside were allowed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is such an amazing location that just adds to the crown of Killarney. You can access the castle from Killarney town, approx 5 mins by car from the centre of town along the Muckross road. Or a lovely walk through the Desmense from the cathedral side of town which will give you a lovely stroll for approx 45 minutes... More 

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