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Address: Kinvara, Ireland
Phone Number: 35361360788
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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A nice photo op!

Not a lot to see here but it's such a great looking castle so why not stop for a photo? There's a little gift shop inside. It's in a picturesque location - you know you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kennewick, Washington
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San Ramon, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This ranks up with one of the best castles in Ireland that we saw. It is well cared for and in wonderful condition. In addition, its location along the coast provides for an interesting photo subject at any time, tide in or tide out. Take a few minutes to explore the waterfront of the local town of Kinvara.

Thank Robert S
Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a lot to see here but it's such a great looking castle so why not stop for a photo? There's a little gift shop inside. It's in a picturesque location - you know you want to take a photo of every castle you see in Ireland anyway. Besides, it's free!

Thank CerveloRider51
Clovis, New Mexico
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great castle to take a picture. Not much else you can do. There is a small shop inside and you can tour but if you do not bring cash you can't purchase or tour. We found this to be true nearly every place we visited.

Thank arkisteph
Singapore, Singapore
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134 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Nice photo opportunity. Not much more though. Can live without. Only made a quick stopover with the tour bus here. The interior of the castle is usually open for visitors, or so we were told, but was closed for the time we went there unfortunately. The castle is quite small though (more like a tower of sorts), so didn't feel... More 

Thank komandant_dom
Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

It was closed when we were there but it's so darn picturesque, how could be upset? We were able to get close (but not IN) so we took tons of photos and it was so cool to be able to do that. This is my idea of Ireland. Great for a quick visit.

Thank Jbuck101
Madeira Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Although you cannot go in it is neat to look at. We were driving through town and the castle is in great shape. You can walk around part of the way during low tide put you cannot enter - at least during the time we were there.

Thank Kristina L
Sursee, Switzerland
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198 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is a great looking castle and nice and small making for a quick but satisfying visit. You can also walk around the outer wall on narrow but manageable dirt path. It must be fantastic to go to a banquet in the main hall! Walk up the main road a bit for some excellent picture angles.

Thank EDLichtenstein
Bellingham, Washington
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Restored 16th Century Tower house on outcrop of Galway Bay. Tours Summer to Fall around $17 US. Medieval Banquets about $52 US. We just stopped for photo op of a restored castle in July 2013. Saved our Medieval Banquet for Bunratty Castle.

Thank Love2trvlalot
Jupiter, Florida
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57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Castle restored by Lady Ampthill in the 1960's and later sold to Bord Failte as a tourist destination. Worth a visit but take the time to explore the village and talk to the locals too. several good restaurants and lots of pubs.

Thank TinkerSierra
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Didn't go inside, but stayed in a cottage across the street from the castle. Very picturesque. The water inlet that it sits on adds for beautiful scenery. I hear the banquets inside are rather good!

Thank Stefan G

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