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Ross Castle

Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-35851
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Ranked #19 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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Mundelein, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The tour was okay but I thought the guide was a little too rehearsed. Sounded like she was reading from a prompter, no personalization. Enjoyed the tour of Adare Castle (Desmond Castle) much better!

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Member's of our party were elderly and some infirm and, although there were 54 steps up in this dainty castle, they managed them all and found the guide to be very well informed and knowledgeable, clearly spoken and helpful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The exterior is a ruin of an ancient castle. But the interior has been faithfully rebuilt to show visitors what a medieval castle looked like on the inside. Fantastic guided tour. We really enjoyed it.

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Norristown
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on our tour through the park. Very nice castle! Explored a little bit. Had great views and scenery. Liked the location by the water.

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Madrid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It can be reached from Killarney by shuttle bus , a relaxing place , great and romantic landscape , boats can be rented there , I recommend that

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Do the castle it doesn't take long to see in's and out's , you are allowed take a picture in one room only , I found it quite interesting! After the tour off the castle We took a boat tour on the lake next to castle and absolutely loved it, we were taken to a little island , have a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The castle is in very good condition and the guided tour at 2€ per head for seniors is excellent value. The walks around the castle grounds and the national park are good too. We negotiated a party price for the boat trip to the island where the old monastery ruins stand 50€ for the six of us instead of 10€... More

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

If you like castles, this ones' a beaut. It's small but you can go inside and a lot of the building is still there.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited later in the evening but it was still light out. It was a very pretty setting and with the lakes nearby, it opens up your options. While we didn't have time for hiking or kayaking, there were many taking advantage of those options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a lovely local site in Killarney - the castle ruins are great, especially for kids to explore. The boat tour was fantastic, very informative and relaxing.

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