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It was cute, nothing spectacular. But it was the first Castle we saw on our ten day journey and it was surrounded by a beautiful view. Though, it was crazy windy and rainy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Georgia, USA
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The castle has a very interesting past and is well worth a visit since it is very accessible for a short visit. But to really appreciate the place, book an evening at the evening banquet. The meal its self was better than I expected, but they do have a full kitchen in the castle, as I later learned and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was cute, nothing spectacular. But it was the first Castle we saw on our ten day journey and it was surrounded by a beautiful view. Though, it was crazy windy and rainy. Still a nice little visit.

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Kildare
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was really excited to visit this location having seen beautiful pictures, When we arrived it was a lovely day but the tide was out so unfortunately the stunning vista I'd expected was mostly sea-weed. We paid in and my partner handed in a €20 which had been roughly folded. He apologised to the girl behind the counter. When we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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143 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This castle is located in a very picturesque location and it looks very nice from outside. Inside I don't think it is worth the entry fee as the interior is quite simple and basic. Views from the top are very nice. So if you are around go and visit it, but only pay admission if you have got plenty of... More 

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Acton, Maine
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48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful Old World Castle that holds volumes and volumes of stories, real and imagined. Even though enchanting it must have also been a hard life.

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Portsmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A lovely stop over on the WAW. Outside the traffic hubbub of Galway and back on the coastal road is this quaint old tower house. There are many of these along the West Coast but this one is better preserved than many and was lived in by a Lady Something who made it an eccentric but charming home, much of... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This castle to me was just okay. When compared to Kylemore Abbey, I think it's just an okay castle. I've heard of its use as a location for various events. When I visited, it was a nice spring day and it was cool to just walk around the location and check out a little bit of history. Being that it... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I happened upon this castle unexpectedly on my way to the Burrnen via Kinvara. It was a lovely castle, perched on the edge of the bay. As it was February, it was not open, but still fun to traipse around and snap a few photos. Would have loved to tour it, but another time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We traveled in January and had checked online ahead of time, where it noted that admission was from 10am to 4pm year round, so were a little disappointed to find that it was closed the day we visited - if the inside tour is important to you, be sure to double check whether or not it will be open. We... More 

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Traverse City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We traveled in November and this was not the only site closed for the season. We still enjoyed seeing it from outside, and it is beautifully illuminated at night. The parking lot is across the street, and it is on main road into Kivara village within walking distance along the water.

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