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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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Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
135 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Visited this castle as a mist approached from the water. Very cool! Hard to find, but every local can give you directions. Great picture taking, but watch your step.

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Evans, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We loved it... Even in the blowing 30 mph wind gusts and rain today! Ballycarberry has so much character... You can only imagine its magnificence back in the day!

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