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Ferns Castle

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Address: Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 936 6411
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Description: The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl...
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.
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A Must in Wexford

We toured Ferns Castle today with Sinead. Young totally informed and enthusiastic about so much history intermingled with anecdotes n incorporating the simultaneous history in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We toured Ferns Castle today with Sinead. Young totally informed and enthusiastic about so much history intermingled with anecdotes n incorporating the simultaneous history in the U K. Thomas a Beckett, Canterbury Cathedral etc. A total must. This girl is a natural educator.

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were traveling to Wexford and stopped at Ferns just to take some photos of the castle, when we arrived we found that it was a free guided tour so we thought why not! We were not expecting much as there is only one corner of the castle still standing so we thought it would be a quick in and... More 

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merseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Ferns, so this was on our doorstep. It's free and the guide is so friendly and full of historical knowledge. Views from the top are stunning.

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glenarm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I am not into history that much but was very impressed by our guide Graham on his knowledge and wit during our visit. The staff were very helpful and the town of Ferns was full of historical sites ( there was also a nice tea room round the corner )

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Brilliant tour by Graham who can both teach you a lot about history and his country and use humour to appeal to children and adults alike. And guess what, this guided tour is free. Don't miss that!

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Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Free guided tour with brilliant, well prepared guide. Excellent trip for whole family. We had great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to visit. Free of charge. Run by OPW, staff very friendly n efficient. Our guide Graham, was very interesting to listen too, he included all the group, answered questions big n small. Given time to look around and appreciate the castle n it's history. Wonderful views from the top. Only draw back to be able to climb n... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was passing Ferns Castle (based on recommendations from my friends) while on cycle tour around Ireland. At first I didn't expect a lot, went to see castle ruins, took some pictures, popped in to visitor centre but then I was told there's a free tour about to start. Larry was my guide and let me tell you he was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Must stop here when driving from Wexford to Dublin for an interesting break. Free admission and parking outside, this place had an interesting information centre which was very helpful. Tours up to the top of the castle can be arranged.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The family and myself went to Ferns yesterday. We started off with the castle, or at least what is left of an old Norman castle (thanks Cromwell!). We did a quick survey of the castle and its grounds and then popped into the visitor centre to take a look at the tapestry. There we were greeted with a friendly welcome... More 

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