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Ross Castle

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Address: Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353646635851
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths,...

This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.

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Kayaking Tour from Killarney Including Ross Castle
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Killarney Kayaking Tour Including Innisfallen Island
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Nice tour, 64 uneven small spiral steps

Nice tour, not good for small kids, cannot touch The furniture or sit on the furniture and the steps are steep. Very interesting and great views from The top floor. If you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chatham, Illinois
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Chatham, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice tour, not good for small kids, cannot touch The furniture or sit on the furniture and the steps are steep. Very interesting and great views from The top floor. If you are in the area it's definitely worth the 4 Euro!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful setting on the lake, about 3.5k from Killarney centre. You can access it by driving, walking or use one of the horse and carriages. Well worth the effort

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Dubbo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the tour of Ross Castle. You can't access the castle unless you purchase tickets. Tickets were €4 per adult and the tour went for approx 45mins. A very simple set up inside but effective and gave a good idea of castle life. Our tour guide did an excellent job. There was also water activities that we didn't have time... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went ross castle by jaunting car. myself Danny 12 and Jody 5 had a lovely relaxing time. the views over the lakes were breath-taking . the castle itself is beautiful and the setting is fab. overall a very worthwhile trip

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Thank martin o
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there but didn't get in there because we would spend 1 hour there and We didn't have time. Once you buy the ticket, which is very cheap (just 2euros for students) you have to be with a guide to show you around the castle. But if you go there just to take a picture outside would be nice... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great tourist stop and a great history lesson for all age groups. They have done a wonderful job of restoring an historical landmark which is like a walk back into the middle ages. Our tour director was very entertaining and presented the historic facts in a casual easy manner that all age groups would find captivating. The... More 

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Thank Will3642
Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Late 15th century restored castle. Very nice restoration. As seniors, we paid 3 Euros for entry. Very well worth it. We had a 45 minute guided tour with a group and it was worth much more than what we paid. Learned about the original construction, the reconstruction, history, and about how the castle was designed to prevent invasion and for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free and nice to visit. There are rowboats available for hire for a nice day as lake and grounds are lovely around castle.

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Thank Margaret S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle was very cool looking and the grounds were nice to walk around. We didn't go in because you had to pay but just the outside was neat. The view of the lake from the grounds is beautiful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle and the grounds are very very well preserved and kept. We didn't pay to enter so we only took a look on the outside and around. Very nice stop while visiting Killarney.

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