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Ballycarbery Castle

Cahersiveen, Ireland
+353 66 947 2777
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cahersiveen, Ireland
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"be careful"
in 11 reviews
"ring of kerry"
in 37 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 6 reviews
"from afar"
in 6 reviews
"private property"
in 6 reviews
"second floor"
in 5 reviews
"cow pies"
in 4 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 3 reviews
"walk up"
in 5 reviews
"nice ruins"
in 3 reviews
"great pictures"
in 3 reviews
"great place to explore"
in 3 reviews
"lamb"
in 4 reviews
"the main road"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful setting"
in 3 reviews
"photo opportunities"
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Reviewed yesterday

Was there in October of 2016. Went to Ireland for my Honeymoon and while driving the ring of Kerry made a wrong turn and just happened to come across this castle. It is a beautiful site. Be carful sometimes cows will wonder over if they...More

Thank Cassandra H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Since its a ruin, very pretty to say the least, for some reason visita are prohibited. So be careful if you go. Great site.

Thank Faudes M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was concerned about leading my group of six astray when I found this one, particularly after reading it was fenced off. It ended up being one of the highlights of the trip. We didn’t see a single tourist, and while it was fenced off,...More

Thank Dan O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance to the site is explicitely forbidden; signs have been put up at the beginning of the access road (missed that one), and at the parking adjacent to the castle. The parking is about 75 meters from the castle, so you might get a nice...More

Thank Daniel T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn’t go any closer because it looks like it’s crumbling,shame to see such an old castle be left in disrepair.

Thank lee h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle ruins are fenced off on private land and not accessible to the public but we still thought it was worthwhile taking a detour to check it out. There's not much around the site except a small parking lot, but you can take a...More

Thank K2KBunny
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool ruin of an old castle near Cahersiveen. But beware, it's impossible to get close to it. It was closed since a boy had a terrible accident while climbing the castle.

Thank quaint
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gave it two stars because, well... I mean it’s a castle ruin in Ireland but after the drive back to find it was closed off was a let down. Looks cool from a distance...

Thank marley782018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We enjoyed finding this old castle ruin which has a story board in the parking area, giving full details about the property. In April 2018 it was closed but you can still walk and park nearby and take photos of the castle.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

"We watched the sunset over the Castle on the Hill..." Lovely castle ruins in Cahersiveen! You cannot enter the property, but it's worth a stop, especially for those of us who did not grow up near castles.

Thank Jan W
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