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Dunguaire Castle

Kinvara, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Kinvara
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
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Bristol
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If castles are your thing this is a great example of a classic Irish one. You can get great views of the castle from all around. Some of the best are from near the car park. we paid to go in and spent a 20 mins looking around. The views from the roof are worth the entry fee alone. They... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stopped as we saw this castle on our way to the cliffs. There is a small entrance fee to tour it, and a gift shop. Takes about 20-30 min total. Not a large castle. We couldn't book the dinner as it is pretty busy in the summer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice views from tower. Interesting history and original furniture used to in house settings. walked the grounds around castle.

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NC
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were driving past the castle and saw a lot of people touring around, so we decided to stop in. When we arrived at the gate, there was a man handing out tickets. We asked how much and he said they were free. So we went in. Once inside the castle, they were handing out mugs of mead. We took... More

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Brandon, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Rated as the most photographed castle in Ireland you can see why from the parking area. We happened upon this castle on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. The entrance fee was a bit pricey but exploring the castle was great. Just happened to meet a couple from Canada inside the banquet hall that we discovered we had a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you want to climb through an interesting castle, this is a good one. A little pricey but I imagine upkeep is expensive. Only takes an hour to go through and we walked the perimeter as well. Erosion is doing quite a number on the site...not sure how long they have before massive work is needed. Interesting to see the... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This castle was beautiful, inside and out. It was in such a picturesque location, with a lot of history. I think it was worth the money, even if just to get a feel of medieval times.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

When we went in early July there was availability on the 5:30 dinner even though I booked online months before. The castle is quaint and scenery is beautiful. We went during the day and found out we could tour the castle that afternoon and then come back for the dinner. We both really enjoyed the dinner and entertainment. There was... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was neat that you could walk up and in without paying, but the cost was not worth it (we opted not for like 6 euros a person). I wish it was more reasonably priced. We were able to walk around the castle outside. It was just a brief stop - if you take a tour I think you almost... More

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Splendid 'castle' on a rock outcropping just outside of Kinvarra - we were lucky to be there on a sunny day and at low tide - we walked to the top and around the upper roofline, but more interesting was learning about what an Irish Tower House was, and recognizing the experience of this as a central location for seagoing... More

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