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Ballycarbery Castle

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-2777

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Take the time to get off the crazy busy Ring of Kerry route and go to the North shore of the Estuary at Cahersiveen town for a while. There are 3 very interesting archeological... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Dublin
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Dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Take the time to get off the crazy busy Ring of Kerry route and go to the North shore of the Estuary at Cahersiveen town for a while. There are 3 very interesting archeological structures there all within 1km of each other and you can walk around all of them. At a mere 500 years old - Ballycarbery Castle is... More 

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Portland, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you love exploring castle ruins then you will absolutely love this place! You can climb all around and it has a beautiful setting. A definite must see.

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Sacramento
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ballycarbery Castle was one of my favorite things we did in Ireland. It's on the Ring of Kerry and there's a small parking lot, but no guided tour or anything like that. It's a ruin that still has some walls and steps intact. The great thing is that you can climb all over it (carefully) and imagine what the floorplan... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was beautiful and fascinating, but there isn't a tour or a museum - and I wasn't 100% sure we were allowed to walk up to it and in it, but we did. It was exactly what you'd hope a ruined castle would look and feel like.

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Nederland, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

great spot for pictures. Not very far off main road. easy to find. pretty well marked. wear good shoes as you can climb on it

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ballycarbery Castle is great! Breathtaking view from there... Sorrounded by green. In the evening there was an amazing light, when the sun goes down, we took lovely photos. Definetely worth visit!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Short detour off the main trail will take you this really nice remains of a castle. Like always with real estate location is a key. Same here. Climb inside and watch the surrounding from the castle. Sit on a rock and enjoy.

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Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice to go to a ruin and not have 4 tour buses there ahead of you. Beautiful spot and very quiet. You can go inside and see where people lived 100s of years ago.

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Without having the plans for the Castle, you have to use your imagination when going through this amazing structure. Rooms large and small, with passages through to stairs that go nowhere. The hardest thing is to try and imagine the man hours to stack all that stone, in the prefect placement to add support, balance and longevity to the entire... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our kids much enjoyed climbing around this ruined castle as well as the two older ring castles nearby

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