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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Limerick-Ennis Road | Co. Clare, Bunratty, Ireland
+353 61 360788
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Dining
Description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Bunratty, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am fortunate to live in the beautiful village of Bunratty and have spend many happy times exploring the castle and the folk park. Every time is different, the changes in the seasons and the wonderful events that are held throughout the year,

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely few hours here looking back on how our ancestors lived there lives without all the comforts we all enjoy. The castle is amazing and you wonder how they got up those very steep stairs in long dresses and no hand rails. Its great to see it restored and not left to fall like a lot of other... More

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

we visited here during our stay in ireland , it was interesting seeing how people lived in old ireland , the houses and church were interesting as was the castle , a great day out

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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Is a pretty place takes u to a couple hundred years back, subject to u have time to sit and relax (not in hurry with a bound tour) and has sun by your side. Though the place is not worth more that 1-2 hours at max or another 30 mins if u want. And at the end of it, a... More

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Pittsburgh
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I cam here with a group of 20 college students and this was one of our stop part of our tour. The castle is very interesting and the grounds are beautiful. We had really good weather as that helped since walking around to see everything is outside. Walking in to the different styles of houses was pretty interesting and seeing... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I feel like this place has potential that awakens in the summer. But at the beginning of April, it was lonely. The "living" part of the park was dead. There were no actors, and some of the houses and cottages were closed off. In the summer, I imagine you can see a blacksmith at work, but in spring the blacksmith's... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I came here with my 5 year old daughter, 9 month old son and 18 year old niece and every one of us had an enjoyable experience. If this is your kind of thing then you will love it. The castle itself is very interesting. I did not expect the stairs to be so steep, narrow and spiralled but this... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a great place for people of all ages to visit. Took us back into time with all the artifacts, building structures, costumed staff and information. Truly a wonderful place to visit in Ireland! We strongly recommend visiting. :0)

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Philadelphia, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband and I recently went on a 8 day escorted tour of Ireland using Gate 1 Tours. We had a wonderful time in Ireland. The tour guide was wonderful and we really enjoyed our day at Bunratty Castle and Folkpark. The folkpark was very authentic and we especially liked the Irish Wolfhound dogs and the fresh baked scones that... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Loved strolling through the grounds seeing all the buildings, gardens, and animals. Touring the castle was great but a lot of steps in narrow, spiraling hallways - now we know why the had servants to do all the running :-).

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