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Ferns Castle

Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Ireland
+353 53 936 6411
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Ferns
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Owner description: The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only... more » Owner description: The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains. « less
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Cork
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As an archaeologist I am well used to visiting historical sites and have experienced most sorts of tours and visitor centres. This has to be one of the best I have ever visited. The guides Jasmine, Larry and Graeme were very knowledgeable and presented the site and its history in a easliy understood but thorough manner. They are most welcoming... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Guided tour of the castle by pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Very welcoming staff. Good view from the top, and all free of charge! A nice way to pass an hour or so.

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Clane, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My American friend loves castles, I wasn't sure what to expect. We arrived and didn't have to pay for parking which was a pleasant surprise. The visitor centre was bright and staff were welcoming. Our tour guide was just about to start the last tour of the day but it might as well been his first. It was an amazing... More

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Clonmel, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A castle with a great history with an adjoining visitors centre, knowledgeable and friendly staff, parking and toilet facilities make a trip to Ferns Castle a wonderful experience and the bonus is it's all free. The views from the top are fantastic and the guide told us the history of each area we saw from the top as well as... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I decided to take a tour of this castle while on our vacation. I'm glad we did! The tour guides were very nice and provided a great history of the castle, along with a tour of the inside. The tour guides also provided some suggestions of less touristy places to visit (which this is one of them).... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

An old ruined castle built by William Marshall 1198 or so, really excellent tour guide (Barry) took us though the tower and was really good explaining the history and all for FREE amassing

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Its just so very cool. Ancient old ruin of a castle at its very best. Pity the visitors centre wasn't open though, only from mid june to september. Will definitely go back for another look.

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Portland, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Three friends and I were driving around Ireland in Sept. and Oct. When we were at the Gaol in Dublin one of the guides told us we should be sure to visit Ferns Castle. Then that night in a pub while we were eating dinner a couple of fellows told us not miss Ferns Castle. We hadn't intended to go... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We moved to Ferns two years ago. I had visited the castle before then. In August this year I brought my oldest school friend to visit. First, we had a good look at the tapestry. It is beautifully made and tells the story of Ferns in all its different historic episodes. My friend is a fine craftswoman herself and the... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have visited Ferns castle several times over the past 3 years. It is a striking castle, most of which is in ruins, however the tour brings visitors right up through each floor of the remaining turret, which is beautifully well preserved. The tour guides are excellent and are all very knowledgeable about the history of the castle and the... More

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