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Ross Castle

Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-35851
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Ranked #16 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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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I traveled the whole of Ireland taking shots of the different castles. Ross, however, was covered in pylons and roped off areas that really distracted from the wonderful castle. Returning for one evening shots when the castle was lit up helped a bit, but with the work area right in front of the castle I was a bit let down.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the lake, complete with ducklings, but we were disappointed that the castle wasn't open to the public when we visited. However, lots of people were around and using the grounds for walking and strolling. The bits that have been restored look very good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were able to use our Heritage Pass here and take the castle tour. My 5 year old daughter was fascinated. The tour guide did a wonderful job and we all came away with a lot of information about the castles and the incredible amount of planning that went into their building.

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England
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59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We came to the castle on our jaunting car ride. pulling up just before the bridge we had enough time to visit the castle, walk around, rest the horse before we returned.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not that impressed as the place was covered with construction equipment and cones - which spoilt the photo taking. However I did manage to get a few from inside. Not really much to see as its a very small place and I suppose I was expecting more.

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

although the interiors are now whitewashed and brightly lit, the tour makes you realize what a grim, dark, cold place it must have been! interesting tour explains the many clever ideas built in for the defense of the castle.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Ever wonder what it would have been like to live in the times of the Chieftains? Visiting Ross Castle will satisfy that curiosity. It was so, so interesting to see what life was like then. Our tour guide was excellent. There were other people on our tour who didn't speak English and he didn't speak their language, but he tried... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our tour guide knew her history and was adept at managing the our group. The group size was held to about 15 and that gave the opportunity for questions. There things to do besides the castle tour which we did not take advantage of, such as the boat ride to the abbey.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to stop for lunch and take in the great views. Ross Castle sits beside a beautiful lake and is situated inside the National Park. Explore the Castle and surrounding parkland or take a boat ride on the lake.

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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed the tour & information given by the guide. The castle is restored to how it looked in the time period it was built. It's a must see if you are in Killarney!

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