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Ferns Castle

Address: Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 936 6411
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Ferns
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the structure was so good and the views are great and it very close to the main read to Dublin wexford road which makes it more accessible

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Carlisle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Dropped by with family and had a look around, but this is winter and no guides available. The opening times are displayed and you can still access the site but the the main interest would lie in areas that are locked up and basically you can only see a little more than the photo above. I can see that this... More 

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SC and Oz
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had not planned on stopping here since I was just coming into Ireland it looked interesting, and turned out to be a treasure. Lovely staff, and due to a sudden bit of rain I was the only one on the walking tour, minor cost, and got to spend a little extra time with the guide learning about the Norman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a brilliant time today on the guided tour of the castle,which is FREE.Graham our guide was so informative.you could see he really loves history and sharing his knowledge.we learned so much and it was very enjoyable.The word needs to spread about this gem.

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had a lovely tour of the site and castle by our lovely guide Jaz, very interesting and well worth a visit, also free admission !

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Gorey, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Called in on heritage Sunday where the maidens did a lovely dance searching for the knight. There was a lovely working display of the ladies working on tapestry pieces and answering questions. The tapestries on display are delightful. The fine knight gave a very informative tour of the castle. Well worth the visit many thanks for such a lovely couple... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On our recent holiday we stopped to see Ferns Castle mainly to see the tapestry. Chatting to Larry we were persuaded to take the tour. We are so glad we did. As other reviewers have said Larry was a fantastic guide - informative, amusing and great fun. He has the happy knack of being able to involve all ages and... More 

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Monasootha, Wexford, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a local attraction for me, and WOW what a great one! The staff are 9/10, especially Larry who is knowledgeable not only about Fern's Castle but the entire history of Ireland. I am so glad that the funds had been allocated to this project because it's a wonderful example of Irish History and a great backdrop to the... More 

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Cork
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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