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Ballycarbery Castle

Cahersiveen, Ireland
353-66-947-2777
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Cahersiveen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Traveler Description:  The most amazing times to visit the Ballycarbery Castle are when there is a high tide (take photos of the castle from the west side of Ballycarbery... more »
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

quick stop at the beginning of the Ring of Kerry abandon ruins you can drive right up to great pictures untouched worth the 5 minute drive from the main road cross a great one way traffic only bridge to get out to it then through some small roads only about 30 minutes to see it all no one is there... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

this is a gem of a ruin.the vines up the side of the ruins are wonderful.There is no admission fee but be careful of the barbed wire on entry to the grounds.The views towards valencia island are stunning.Well worth a visit

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Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We really enjoy going through the old ruins that haven't been fixed up yet, and this definitely filled the bill. We walked across a cow pasture, and across the fence, watching out for the cow pies. (OK, I should have been a little more careful on that one). But it was great. We really enjoyed our adventure.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stunning ruins about a 2 minute jaunt off the Ring of Kerry. No tour fees. Simply walk up, and have a look. The vines climbing this old castle ruins are gorgeous. We saw it in February, and the foggy weather added to the aura about the old place.

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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stumbled on this little gem and loved that there is no tourist link to it -- you just can crawl around on the old ruins -- you have to climb thru some barbed wire to get in. It was amazing.

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Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

No gimmickery. Just an old castle ruins to be explored. Very cool and a beautiful location. On a little hills right on the ocean. Very scienic. Just.Just off the Ring of Kerry.

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Centreville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ballycarbury is well worth the visit! When we pulled up to park it was raining, but by the time we were out of the car the skies were the brightest blue I've ever seen. I'm glad we didn't turn around. The exterior is lovely. Climb the stair to the second level to walk around and then go down the dark... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We went there while doing ring of Kerry trip. Great castle ruins in very picturesque setting. Worth exploring.

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Dublin, Ireland
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195 reviews 195 reviews
188 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I've visited it 2 times already and every time it was amazing. Pro tip: ignore the fence and get inside, just be careful and please don't vandalize it.

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Sonoma, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This castle ruin is so photographic it is almost unbelieveable. Set on top of a small hill and with one side covered in ivy this site is truly special. It is located just a mile or two outside Cahersiveen a quarter mile from the ring forts. Since this is a ruin, it doesn't take up a great deal of your... More

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