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Address: Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 61 360 788
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This...

unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

Bunratty Castle

Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times.

Bunratty Folk Park

Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! meet the village characters, sample some freshly baked bread by our resident Bean an Ti's (woman of the house) and for little visitors explore of quaint fairy village and pirate adventure playground

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Beautuful castle and folk park

Really enjoyed touring this castle. The folk park was also very informative and well laid out. It was a step back in time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Kathy O
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle interesting but for the price not up to it the folk park was not open when we were there didn't go to the Midevil banquet

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed touring this castle. The folk park was also very informative and well laid out. It was a step back in time.

Thank Kathy O
Kildare Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the castle and folk park for a 1798 Rebellion Re-enactment weekend which had plenty of colourful uniforms marching about. The castle was the perfect backdrop to this event which I believe is a regular occurrence at the park. The park has a vast location which needs a few hours to go around so there's plenty of walking to be... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bunratty Castle is a steep climb to the top, but worth the view once you get there. (My thighs paid for those steep steps for while.) However, I decided NOT to go down into the dungeon because I could see no handrails. My sister did the walk down and said there are rails, but just not in sight from the... More 

Thank wareagleontheroad
County Clare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle will bring you back to a historic time in Ireland, lots to see and do with good restaurants and shopping on site well worth visiting if you are travelling from Limerick to Galway or heading off to the West Clare.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here before...despite the wind, the clouds.. the castle just arose as a nice history telling its story. Up ...one should go up and see the four towers. Breathtaking.

Thank Bosce
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to spend a nice summer's day. Climbing the interior stairs of the castle can be a bit of an effort but people of all ages do it, so it's not that particularly difficult. Nevertheless, the interior stairs are not for people with walking difficulties, though there is still plenty to experience and see inside the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the castle interesting. It was a bit scary when I was by myself hearing doors banging and no voices around. If your visiting with others it would be a lot more enjoyable. I didn't have the banquet etc as I was only there during the day for the tour. I was greeted by somebody in the castle dressed... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Bunratty Castle for our 12th year anniversary from Virginia-US. It was absolutely amazing. Great staff and atmosphere. Be prepared to walk a lot and climb a lot of stairs. Nevertheless, if you are able and willing, do not allow this to keep you from experiencing this amazing location. I read a review from a renowned travel reviewer... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle was too hard for me to access too many of the rooms, but what I was able to see was nice. The grounds were pretty, and all of the old out buildings were interesting.

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