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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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Portland, OR
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Co Laois
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Took my boys aged 8 & 10 here yesterday Really great tour guide Larry made it so interesting and great fun for both adults and kids and involved the kids in the whole experience This a great day out and very I formative in a fun way. Thanks Larry

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Was here on aug 21 , with 2 adults and 2 children , guide ( graham ) was brilliant , it was very educational and tour guide made it so realistic for all. A big thanks again to graham , the only pity is that there was not enough time to see the tapistries , anyway well done , we... More

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Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We made a special trip to Ferns Castle as my ancestors once occupied it - we went on the Tour twice, two different guides provided the rich history of the castle and it's occupants over the centuries. The ceiling of the conserved 3rd floor chapel were beautiful, as were the tapestries, and views from the one remaining tower. Gave me... More

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Arklow, Ireland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Ferns castle and all the history by the great tour guide. The chapel is very interesting and the view from the roof worth the trip alone. It's all free folks and not to be missed. Check out the Ferns Tapestery while your there and have a nice coffee.

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Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Part of Ferns Castle, which dates to the 11th Century has been restored and it is now possible to visit the one remaining tower (of the original four) and ascend through the several floors to the roof. The views from the roof are great and make the climb worthwhile. The steps up through the tower are very narrow and uneven... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Unfortunately the castle only opens from Mid June but we had a walk round the ruin and there are some spectacular features. Ferns is a lovely little town

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Kilkenny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

In its heyday this would have been a very impressive building. Today a few of the curtain walls remain but enough to give you an idea of how it would have been in the past.

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