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Ross Castle

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Address: Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
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+353 64 663 5851
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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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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney
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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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Walk from Killarney

Enjoyed a fab Sunday morning walk from Killarney through the national park and back again. About 40 min walk each way. Nice for a Sunday morning stroll and walk around the castle

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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a fab Sunday morning walk from Killarney through the national park and back again. About 40 min walk each way. Nice for a Sunday morning stroll and walk around the castle

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous ruins situated on a tranquil lakeside with stunning views. It helped that we visited I the sunshine. Soak up the peace...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent night to visit Ross Castle. Although it was a bit cold the night sky did not disappoint...

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Congratulations to the Office of Public Works for restoring the O'Donoghue Clan.Many years ago I had the pleasure of supplying the Reclaimed Valentia and Bangor slates for the roof. Of particular satisfaction were the very small custome dressed slates used on the 2 Turrets ( obscured from view at ground level by the parapet walls of the towers ). The... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any old castle in Ireland is cool, right? I'd probably have to say yes; however, Ross Castle is on the water, easy to access, and not terribly crowded at the right time. (We stopped late in the afternoon when it was raining, and we were the only folks around!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history and Ross Castle lived up to my educational expectations. The tour guide was so knowledgeable, and was prepared to answer questions from the group. Most of the furniture, décor, etc. was original and period-appropriate (reproductions and too may anachronisms have a way of making a historical experience less real and therefore less satisfying). I left feeling 1)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this castle. It is in a very picture perfect location and the tour is really excellent. Be sure to take the boat ride to the monastic ruins, too.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice horse/cart drive out to the lake and castle. It is also accessible by car. It is a beautiful location inside the National Park on the lake. If you want bring food for the water fowl... Great photo opts If you like to jog, walk or run this area is fantastic.

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ross Castle is in a beautiful setting in the Killarney National park and on the shores of Lough Leane.. It can be reached on foot if you like to walk or you can drive in here or on a jaunting car. It is also from this point that the boat tours depart. Unfortunately for me these were not yet in... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the first sights we went to when we arrived. Nice just before sun down, great place to take pictures.Lots of wild birds waiting to be feed, beautiful quite grounds, even a boat tours in the high season. For us the Castle was closed, (1st Feb), but no doubt this place would be full of tourist in... More 

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