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Ballycarbery Castle

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

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Magnificent site for photos

Remote and strikingly beautiful, this castle is a terrific location for photographs. The ivy-covered walls and surrounding green pastures make this castle a special place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Remote and strikingly beautiful, this castle is a terrific location for photographs. The ivy-covered walls and surrounding green pastures make this castle a special place to reflect on our place in nature.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ok, so this FREE castle is wonderful. Take some kids and go running round it. Find the murder hole. Explore. It's just great. And did I mention free?!?

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Puyallup, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A little off the path, but well worth the drive a great excuse to get out the car and climb around on some ruins! Easiest way up is on the backside.

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ballycarberry Castle is quite a bit off the main "Ring of Kerry" route; depart near the Cahersiveen city centre and follow narrow roads north to access the site. Once you get up to the site, you have some nice views of the northern coastline. Honestly, if you've seen Blarney castle or Ross castle, you'll be underwhelmed. The actual castle is... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wif eand I stubbled onto this location as we were following signs for a different spot. No one was out here and the castle is just breathtakingly beautful and located such a remote location. Take some time and take in the view and history of this location.

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Dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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