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Ross Castle

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Address: Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353646635851
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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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A fabulous walk through Killarney national park to get to Ross Castle, well worth the effort. Situated by a lake which has boat trips and lots of wildlife. A popular place for... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A fabulous walk through Killarney national park to get to Ross Castle, well worth the effort. Situated by a lake which has boat trips and lots of wildlife. A popular place for wedding photography.

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Kerry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ross Island is a peninsula. The castle its fascinating history and the walks are second to none in this incredible beautiful setting near the lakes.well worth a visit. don't forget to feed the swans.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ross castle , well worth a visit . Visited the area for 4 days , last day weather was awful , but do not take away the enjoyment of the holiday .Climbing mountains , eating out .

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County Waterford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't stay for long as we were on a jarvey drive but lovely castle and surrounding views of the lakes.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to pass an hour ... very peaceful and beautiful scenery. Well worth a visit. Not too far from Killarney town.

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Thank Joan M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked here through Killarney national park. Quite an impressive sight on reaching crest of hill & seeing castle in distance across the lake. I have been previously but not via this way. There are boat trips to be had from here that take you to islands on the lake. Visit ruins & view a Celtic cross etched into stone.

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Baldivis, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest the castle itself we didn't find to be anything outstanding but having said that the location and the history and if you are like us and walk along the tracks to get there then it well worth the time. The walk there was beautiful with the deer laying in the fields then to see the lake open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Scenic views are the backdrop if the medieval castle. If you are to take the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about the harsh life of feudal chieftains that once called this castle home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode on a Horse & carriage straight from our Hotel! Beautiful Surroundings! Fields with deer & red fox & wild flowers ! Although it was raining it felt like we are a part of our surroundings! The castle is Beautiful- right next to a beautiful pond with ducks & swans! Children were feeding the ducks & running around Happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ross Castle gives you a great feel of how they lived in the 14th century. How they battled against their enemies and survived the times. The climb up the spiral staircase is not for the faint of heart!

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