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Ballycarbery Castle

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

It's the little things that often make travelling fun. Ballycarbery Castle is one of those views we discovered by accident and is a feature that brightens up your pano-shot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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121 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the little things that often make travelling fun. Ballycarbery Castle is one of those views we discovered by accident and is a feature that brightens up your pano-shot of green island.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There are a lot of well-done reconstructed castles in Ireland, and those sites are certainly helpful for seeing how people lived. Ruins, however, have their own appeal - in that they show the bones of the castle - how it was built, how the original stones were arranged, what size the windows were... There's something really beautiful and mysterious about... More 

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Thank Lyndsey W
Jersey Cove, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Enjoyed visiting this castle. took lots of pictures. The green vegetation helped with the color in the photos.

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Thank jcovecbns
County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a very interesting visit on the Ring of Kerry or Wild Atlantic way. You can drive right up to the field in which the castle is located and there is space for several cars to park and turn so don't be put off by the narrow road leading to the site, just drive slowly. The fact that you... More 

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Thank jeanod2015
Dallas, TX
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61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is the ruins of a 16th century castle that's standing on a grassy hill facing the sea. It's an easy trip for anyone driving the Ring of Kerry and worth the stop mostly because it's cool and it's free. I'm not sure if you're allowed to climb around on the castle, but people certainly do it. You can rummage... More 

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Thank Dennis_gt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a must do - I am not an animated person but I was literally jumping up and down with this ruin! Your imagination just goes wild with this ruin....a terrible beauty as they say!

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Thank Margot W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

It's not often you can have a right rummage through a castle without some cranky tour guide complaining about flash photography. You're given a brief history at the entrance and then it's over to you. You can climb up the old staircases (be careful, they're a little worse for wear, not ideal if you're a nanny-state resident) and go exploring.... More 

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Thank Damien B
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I MAY be bias since this used to be land from the O'Shea clan before the Mc'Carthy's stole it! But anyway......GREAT ruin in decent shape, enough that you can climb up into it and take in the amazing views of the countryside. FREE to visit and explore!

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Thank KenmareLisa
Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Before visiting the castle, I researched a little about the families that lived there and found the stories to be very intriguing. Walking inside the ruins is a bit dangerous but good sense and balance keep everyone safe. These ruins are a great peek into what life must have been like several hundreds of years ago... I hope the last... More 

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Thank Namerae
Asquith, SK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very close to the town of Caheriveen. You could walkd but with the narrow roads we preferred our car. Was nice not to have to be charged for entry and was a pleasant outing with the ring forts very cloase by. Would recomeend a visit.

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