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Ballycarbery Castle

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-947-2777
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A must if you're nearby

This place is incredible, just a short stop but worth a visit. You can park your car and walk through the field to the castle. It's by the water's edge and is so interesting to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Angela H
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South Wales, United Kingdom
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South Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is incredible, just a short stop but worth a visit. You can park your car and walk through the field to the castle. It's by the water's edge and is so interesting to walk around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of a road drive to get there but worth it for photo shoot. Free access.Small hill climb,no paths.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw it from camping site, so we decided to go there early in the morning before trip to Valentia Island. Its like a labyrinth made of stone and ivy in a middle of a field. You climb and jump, walk up and down. Small, dark passages, curvy paths and missing stairs. Remains of former greatness and beautiful views around... More 

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Thank Pani K
County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here on the way to the fort, the kids loved the fact that you walk up to the castle from the car park, passing the cows in the field (whilst walking carefully as not to scare them). It's in a beautiful setting and we were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

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Thank Tony P
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could see these ruins from our B&B and were curious to see how close we could get to them. During our free day we ventured out and discovered that we were able to go right up and look around and explore the area. Pictures don't do it justice, it's just super cool to experience up close. If you have... More 

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Foxrock, Dublin 18.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downright awesome, really can't say much more other than, how extraordinarily refreshing to visit a ruined castle where Health & Safety & PC rules & regulations don't exist & where kids can let their imaginations run riot & "terrify" themselves with the downright spookiness & potential dangers of so many unguarded pitfalls. Definitely not for obsessively protective parents!

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Slane, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had very young children and they were intrigued by this old ruin set beside the strand Access through a field with cows so be prepared for some muck but nothing that should put you off Fantastic ruin and it is a pity that it has gone to ruin so much as it would have been a marvel i it's... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ballycarbery is an abandoned castle surrounded by green fields and cows. We walked up to the second floor of the castle from the stairway in the back. The views are stunning with the sea in the background. Many of the walls were covered in ivy, which adds to the charm.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything a castle should be, sizable, isolated, partly fallen down and lots of passageways and chambers to explore. We went in the afternoon on a Friday and there were two other cars. Very wild castle, great place for pictures.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

These ruins are free to visit, and were fairly quiet even during peak tourist season. The castle is in fairly good condition (for being ruins) and you are able to enter several rooms of the castle, and access the 2nd & 3rd floor. There is no entry fee which is a bonus. I just wish they had more information available... More 

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