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Ballycarbery Castle

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

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Creepy and Awesome!!

Loved exploring all the dark staircases in this castle. It was great for my son to run around in. Must accompany the kids though because it is kind of harry in some parts. Really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved exploring all the dark staircases in this castle. It was great for my son to run around in. Must accompany the kids though because it is kind of harry in some parts. Really good views too.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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145 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fortunately, this ruined castle was easy enough to find, even with the rain pelting down and visibility very much reduced.I was also on the lookout for the two ring forts, which I understand are in the close vicinity ( one even linked by a sous terrain to the castle) but alas, the elements won the day, so I left withou... More 

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While a little out of the way, this little castle was one of the highlights of the trip for my girlfriend and I. We're both young and enjoy a bit of climbing, so we climbed all over these ruins. While I can appreciate Ross Castle for how well it is preserved, I loved this castle precisely because it was NOT... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
94 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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