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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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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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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Hamilton, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This venue caters to groups. Could not get dinner at 5:30pm because this was blocked by a coach company who shall be nameless. Went on line and every day is blocked. Had to dine at 9:00pm and sit with another group. They seemed happy but complained it was to late for seniors. It is too late for anyone. The entertainment... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a great stop on the way to the lovely town of Ennis. The roads to get there seem to get more and more narrow but by the time you get arrive to see this delightful castle, you will become enchanted. Get ready for stairs though. It's the only way to see everything. Again, a very nice castle and... More

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Herzogenaurach, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped off here on our way from Galway to Cliffs of Moher. I'm not sure that the castle is 'big' enough to warrant the entrance fee, so we didn't do the tour, rather walked there, had a look around, bought some excellent jewelry from the onsite jewellery maker (Thom Brady), took some great photographs, and drove on to the... More

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Herzogenaurach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped off here on our way from Galway to Cliffs of Moher. I'm not sure that the castle is 'big' enough to warrant the entrance fee, so we didn't do the tour, rather walked there, had a look around, bought some excellent jewelry from the onsite jewellery maker (Thom Brady), took some great photographs, and drove on to the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Dunguaire Castle, or Tower House to be more precise, is nicely situated on an outcrop outside Kinvara. It works well as a short stop if you are on the go, although this is not one of the more memorable "castles" we have stopped by. Our fondest memory of it is the exterior as seen from the road, in a scenic... More

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Kentucky, United States
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41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a classic Irish castle, worth a photo. The castle is small, located on a hill, next to an inlet. There is an admission fee but we felt there really wasn't much to see. We opted to pass on the interior.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We absolutely hate ever giving bad reviews, but in this instance we feel the need to warn others after our experience. This is an Irish style of castle and so we expected a lot of spiral stairs, there were four adults and three dogs, we accepted that the dogs would have to remain outside, and as two of the party... More

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