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Ross Castle

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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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Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 5851
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s sort of a quick visit but the parking is free and the setting on the lake is very pretty. There are ducks to feed and they do tours.

Thank scranton38
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the tour. It wasn't expensive and well worth the money. Beautiful views and parking was easy. I carried our 7 month old daughter in her baby carrier and the stairs in the castle (although spiral) were manageable.

Thank JemFranz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit when visiting Kerry National Park. We didnt have time to go inside but a lovely spot overlooking Lough Lein.

Thank deve46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to have a stroll around. Nice views.. Not too far off the track. Little coffee shop as well. On the lake.

Thank famx3loves2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one interesting 11th century castle, Pretty lake nearby. My teens enjoying climbing the stairs and getting up high. Worth the stop

Thank bzapata8503
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ross Castle is a tower castle that was originally built in the late 1400's. The fee for the guided tour was reasonable and our docent/guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. I enjoyed seeing the furniture and tapestries, while even though from later centuries, gave a...More

Thank Tana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting, you can't go wrong visiting Ross Castle and viewing the lake. There is plenty of parking, and the walk along the paths is very enjoyable. Even with many people milling about, it doesn't seem all that crowded.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to paint a picture. The weather was perfect. The park employees were friendly and knowledgeable. Don't miss this gem.

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A striking small castle that is worth the short trip from town. If you are able, do walk the trails from the town of Killarney. You'll stroll through green woods, along streams, and emerge at the waterside castle. Don't bother with the tour, just walk...More

Thank Vic H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to Ross Castle when it was closing so we didnt see inside the castle just the grounds. Its situated on a lovely lake & if I ever get back to Killarney I will endeavor to go see it again this time before it...More

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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Chuckie35 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there is no cafe or restaurant it has very basic facilities but the nearby city of Killarney and or Muckross house gardens has many places to grab a bite.
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Betsy R | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, only at the Castle.
Tom P
August 5, 2017|
Response from travelbugPJ | Reviewed this property |
The Ross Castle B&B is in Oldcastle County Meath and not the one in Killarney. There is a disclaimer in their website.