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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Unbelievable history. Don't miss any rooms in the castle!

We visited alot of castles in Ireland, this was a great experience. Not just the castle but all the houses, experiencing the old time cooking demonstrations etc., Unbelievable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle & folk park last week what a wonderful place it is heritage heaven . Every one had a great time. We left it late in the day for our visit so we did not get to see every thing so we will be back .The staff are brill. but there could be some more of them and... More 

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Methven, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We visited alot of castles in Ireland, this was a great experience. Not just the castle but all the houses, experiencing the old time cooking demonstrations etc., Unbelievable castle inside. Go to the top, don't miss any rooms!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Attended the banquet - nice 4 course meal with excellent entertainment throughout from the Castle 'residents/staff'! Maybe throw in a little more history about past castle life to add more to the evening. Didn't get to visit the castle or grounds apart from the banquet but would return again. Recommended if you're in the area - not just for international... More 

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

An excellent visit for the whole family. The castle tour was great and very interesting. If you have young ones in a stroller, you'll need to leave the stroller outside the castle (there's a dry, safe place); also be aware that there are several stairs to climb (most are narrow, spiral staircases). The grounds of the park were awesome -... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome experience, so much history and culture. This castle has a whole town, petting area, shops, bar and cafe. There's also a tour which is very interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for young & old alike! It is not only a castle, but a working village, as well. Loved the shops and seeing the doctors and post-office & how they looked all those years ago! The ceramics shop had stunning products, all made by the owner & her 2 brothers. We came out baring... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent value for money. Castle,folk park , village. We were a couple but great for kids too. Lots of things for kids to do. We enjoyed the interpreters in the school house and Kitty in one of the farmhouses.....telling tales of old Ireland ...fascinating. Castle impossible for buggies or wheelchairs. Anyone with a mobility issue would not be able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you are flying into Shannon Airport then a short stop/hop away is a great place to kick off your Ireland stay. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park takes you back in time for a glimpse of how the Irish have lived through the centuries. Houses from various periods line easy to traverse walkways. Well maintained and furnished with period appropriate... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed spending a rainy day exploring the castle and the park. Shops are quaint and enjoyable. Restaurants on site are well worthwhile and the Irish pan fried burger is mouthwatering. Found the best little coffee stand ever, with very friendly workers. Castle is spectacular, if not authentically restored. Most contents are of the same time period,just mostly from England. This... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The tour was actually interesting, with a guide who was amusing and seemed to enjoy what he does. He answered questions without being patronizing; even the silly questions! The castle is in good shape, with access to everything, including a spiral stair-climb to the top of the towers. After the castle take a walk throught the historic buildings adjacent to... More 

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Additional Information about Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Bunratty
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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