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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
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Activities: Dining
Description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century...
Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
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Great castle furnished with period pieces and lots of historic buildings. Really gives you a feeling of the history of the people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The castle was interesting and guide was good. Folk park cute. Perhaps good for kids bee were there on an organized tour and did not have enough time for the park. Probably 2 1/2 hours would've good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great castle furnished with period pieces and lots of historic buildings. Really gives you a feeling of the history of the people.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of places to explore and take pictures. Castle has very tight spaces!! Was fun even in the rain! Give yourself plenty of time to explore here, park is bigger than it looks.

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was part of a tour group. Lots of fun. Climbed 29 spiral steps to the big hall for mead and song. 15th century tapestries and furniture in the room. Then back down the stairs to a fun dinner eaten with hands and a dagger (knife) . The Madrigal choir was fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Although this is a bit touristy, if you get past that you will have a great time. The castle is cool, with narrow spiral staircases to explore to towers which offer great views. Recommend

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here and really enjoyed the thatched cottages with burning peat,. We also liked touring the castle and the grounds. It was a couple hours of great fun.

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New Boston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The wife and I were looking for something to do around Shannon. We found this castle and decided to pay for the visit. While talking with locals we decided to do the medieval dinner. We spent over 2 hours walking the grounds, which is not our thing! It was extremely pleasant. The dinner was very nice, with a great greeting... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The castle tour and village was such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Do not forget to visit the Tea Room for the Apple Cobbler made right on premises.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Bunratty castle was well worth the visit. It was so interesting to actually feel how it felt to be living in a castle in medieval times. It is amazing how they were built and the purposes of each part of the castle. It really was a self contained fortress.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was the first attraction we saw. We went early, there weren't any crowds yet, and sun actually came out and it was a nice day. The folk park was very authentic and the castle was nice. I had a good experience. It was fun exploring this place.

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