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Ballycarbery Castle

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-2777
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Castle

Great place to visit in the mist....you can climb around at your leisure. A car is helpful to get to it though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit in the mist....you can climb around at your leisure. A car is helpful to get to it though.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostess at our B and B (The Seabreeze in Cahersiveen) recommend we visit and these were gorgeous and perfect...in as much as ruins can be perfect! The pix we took were fabulous! Plus, this was free and a lot of the small ruins we had visited, especially in the Dingle Peninsula had a charge of 2-3 Euro...not much individually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located along the Ring of Kerry this castle is a pretty cool place to wander and explore. The remains of a stairwell enable you to climb to the first floor with some great views of the nearby waterways. Be careful driving to the castle as the roads are very narrow and you need to pull over to let others pass.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a true historic ruin of a castle, very little has been restored. The grand kids loved the climbing and the sense of adventure. Glad we stopped. Suggest stopping at the round forst on the hill near this cartle - they too are very interesting.

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great opportunity to see a raw, beautiful old castle. There are no fees, not even a shop or guard in the area. It was great to be able to walk around, climb the eroding steps, and visit someplace off the beaten path. We were here as a couple, but think our kids would have loved "exploring."

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Thank Gary K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful - our host at our B&B told us about it - close to town, no entrance fee or guards, and you can climb in and around the whole thing. Amazing piece of history.

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tim, our guide just suggested this trip. We were driving along and he said we could do several things but it was late and maybe we would just want to go to the hotel. Then he mentioned this castle and every one voted to go and it was a blast. It is on a hill and it isn't a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite stops on our trip to Ireland. A beautiful old castle that is a little off the beaten track. You can climb up to the second level in the back. A lovely and quiet spot off of the Ring of Kerry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat, old abandoned castle. There was no one else here when we arrived which made the visit even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will never forgot my first view of Ballycarbery Castle. I had gone to see a nearby ring fort on a particularly misty day. While standing atop the ring fort, the mist began to clear and there it was, enshrouded in mist and mystery -- just like every castle should be. I spent quite some time in the castle, and... More 

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