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Address: Clonegal, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 937 7160
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We passed a lovely afternoon at Huntington Castle

We took two elderly relatives from California for an afternoon visit to Huntington Castle, and we certainly enjoyed it. Not just for the lovely gardens and trees, but also our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took two elderly relatives from California for an afternoon visit to Huntington Castle, and we certainly enjoyed it. Not just for the lovely gardens and trees, but also our conversations with the people maintaining the flowerbeds, and the owner of the castle who very kindly opened the tea rooms just for our benefit, and told us something or her... More 

Thank Tomtiger
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the beautiful gate lodge- self catering apartment... Very well equipped, and spotless and very nicely renovated. We had a very pleasant stay there, went to the local pub , just around the corner which was warm and homely too. In the morning we went for a stroll around the castle ground which are amazing and so beautiful!... More 

1 Thank El G
Wexford, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

way over priced for what it is, there are a lot of other attractions at half the price and better equipped, playground for the kids is unsafe, inaccessible for buggies or prams and dirty, the gardens are inaccessible for buggies and prams, looks like a place that is only new to visitors and not well equipped...my advice, leave it a... More 

1 Thank noel l
AlexDRob, Manager at Huntington Castle, responded to this review

Hi Noel we were sorry to see you did not have an enjoyable experience - To respond to your points- Our playground is a ROSPA (safety standard) designed and approved playground situated in a natural woodland. It is not unsafe or 'dirty' - and lots of buggies and prams regularly access both the playground and the gardens without any problem... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I visited here with my family in August 2015 and this place is a total gem. We we given a castle tour by the current owner and he is able to give a brief story of his family. Excellent and highly recommended. There is also an adventure playground which little ones will love.

3 Thank CIreland
Henfield, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

3 Thank ian239
Wicklow, Ireland
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Shirley D
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank XavierXL
Bray, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank joe8486B
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank droileen
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Larry B

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