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Address: , Clonegal, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 937 7160
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A must to visit

I originally visited Huntington Castle some years ago and was pleasantly surprised on this visit as things had improved considerably. This building dates back to the 15th century... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I originally visited Huntington Castle some years ago and was pleasantly surprised on this visit as things had improved considerably. This building dates back to the 15th century and is situated in grounds which you can tour. The gardens are lovely with a walk laid out most of the grounds are not done in the formal style are pleasant but... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited Huntington Castle with my sister and dad last week. It was a beautiful sunny day so we took our time and walked around their beautiful gardens, had a cuppa and some tasty coffee cake in the coffee shop and then did the guided trip around the castle. Very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had planned to visit Huntington Castle for some time and finally got there today. What a fabulous place it turned out to be. We did the house tour which was conducted by a member of the family. He was very good and had all the dates and names of past family members through the ages at his finger tips.... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My wife and I visited Huntington castle and gardens as part of "Carlow Garden Festival". Had tea in a beautiful courtyard, served by the most gracious American ladies accompanied by chickens and a peacock! Was amazed at the extensive outbuildings which added very considerably to the charm of the place. Did the garden tour with Dermot O'Neill and then the... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fabulous Gardens. Tours of the Historic House on Sundays. A must see location for visitors to Clonegal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Huntington Castle is a beautiful place steeped in history. The guided tour is a must which shows the grand interior of this well preserved castle. The Gardens are also beautiful in a setting looking down Slaley valley towards Mt.Leinster. You can finish your day with a cuppa at the tea room to rest those tired legs.

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Drimoleague, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Brilliant from the outside, Unfortunately we did not know that it opened between 2 and 5. We arrived there on spec at 1pm so just got a look at it. Would love to go back and do the tour. Only does guided tours by the way.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a fascinating Country house still lived in by the successors of the original founding fathers in the 1600's.It is relatively small by the standards of such places but is well maintained and filled with antiques and artefacts of considerable historic interest.We were assured that there are several resident ghosts!Family portraits abound as do Hunting trophies and original 17th... More 

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Blessington, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was there already 3 years ago, many things have changed since then - for better. The house is full of authentic items, furniture and paintings and you will be told their origins and stories by a guide. There were many interesting and eccentric members in the family (the family has owned the place since 1600) and one one them... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are interested in the history of this country and in particular the history of the famous Esmonde family then a trip to Huntington Castle is a must. You will be greeted by one of the family - who told us he would be a Baron if he had the £4k to purchase the title. He takes groups on... More 

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