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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Chico, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I love walking through castles. You get a greater feel for the history you are exploring. The guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. The little village was interesting. Since we were on a tour I didn't have as much time as I wanted to explore. Great learning experience.

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Northern New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went to the Folk Park followed by the medieval banquet at the castle.. This was so much fun. The "king and queen" greeted everyone at the door and upon entering the "great room" we received a glass of mead. First time I have ever drank mead. It was wonderful. There were 45 stairs to climb to the great room, so... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I loved this place I thought it was beautiful and quirky, 3 things I didn't like though, there were fires lighting inside the houses and it was very smokie in them and you wouldn't spend long in the houses, there was no guide so didnt know the importance of the places and the guide inside the castle wasn't willing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Going to visit this castle was absolutely amazing. When we first arrived the staff offered us the student discount of €10 instead of paying €12 as there was about 30 of a group going. The whole experience was fantastic. It was like walking through time. Beginning from 1400's up until the late 1900's. It was fantastic. Long walk up some... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent the day in the folk part with a colleague of mine form our office in the United States (Arizona) who wanted to visit nearby castles and churches. Very small castle, and when its busy its extremely hard to get up and down the tiny winding staircase. Lots of getting stuck in corners and waiting around for people to move... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The castle itself was massive and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There were cabinets and carvings that were over 600 years old and it was awe inspiring to be inside such an old structure with so much history. Unfortunately, we went during the Christmas holidays and most of the grounds were closed. Only the castle and gift shop were... More 

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Hesperia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food was great, the music heavenly, the jokes wonderfully funny and the mead strong. This is a must-do in Ireland !

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Billings, Montana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We enjoyed the food and the performances. All the entertainers were super and very friendly. Would go back again and also would love to bring visitors here to experience the fun.

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I truly enjoyed Bunratty Castle. The rooms are decorated authentically and the tour guides share wonderful, informative stories. Be sure and take the time to tour the castle when you're in Bunratty.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lovely to roam the grounds and fields. Well worth a visit. You've also got the pub next door called Durty Nellys! Nothing to dislike!

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