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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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Napa, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Another castle along the road to somewhere else. It was small and nice. Sits near a small village and seems to fit in well with the fabric of their day. I wasn't there for one of the banquets but that seems like it would be a good time. Good view, recommend stopping in if you are on the road.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We found this castle purely by accident, travelling up from Shannon to Galway on the scenic coastal road. We had been trying to plan a route back down from Galway to the Cliffs of Moher the following day, which we would be doing with family members who had not travelled this road before. We weren't disappointed when we returned -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited castle within the planned route. I have previously mentioned that castles of Ireland are similar in architecture and interior. It was our first castle we visited inside. Inside you can see the medieval interiors, conducted "medieval style" dinners. You can climb the spiral staircase to the roof. The castle is located on a picturesque coast. For immersion in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We happened upon this castle by accident, it was beautiful, I would warn you, it was the most expensive enterence fee and perhaps the smallest castle we visited. Dont get me wrong, its beautiful and an incredible visit! I did bring home gifts from the irish made shop on the second floor that were GREAT hits here!!

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Mechanicsville,Va
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very nice evening. My 5 year old daughter wore princess dress for the dinner. The lovely lady who played the harp asked her to come up on stage and sing twinkle twinkle little star. It was great and my little princess Loved it. The food was very good and the show the talented people put on was very entertaining.

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Bristol
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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