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Past being preserved

I went to school near this castle. It was many years ago and the castle has not yet be restored. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
René A
Zurich, Switzerland
history in the middle of the town

some times I stop and investigate. this is a wonderful part of the town. it is free. locals can... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Margaret M
Brisbane, Australia
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All reviews worth a visit beautiful grounds under restoration open to the public free entry stained glass windows big courtyard spiral staircase the main street interesting place middle of town within walking distance nice walk close to the airport pay a visit walk around dublin airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to school near this castle. It was many years ago and the castle has not yet be restored. We could freely move around and have mini battles. It was our favourite place to go on a Sunday or at least one of them....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

some times I stop and investigate. this is a wonderful part of the town. it is free. locals can pick the apples and make their own pies from the apples planted in the courtyard of the castle. kids were playing on their bikes, familes picnic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Staying out here for a flight in the morning and was told about this castle which was under refurbishment but could be visited And one could get some of the local lore and history!Having a half day to kill and being in this area we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

"800 years and 2 miles from the airport". With a long lay-over in Dublin, I decided to spend my time in the close town of Swords. One of the top attractions was Swords Castle. They had interesting informational signs, beautiful grounds, and the entrance was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MartiD27
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Great venue for fairs like the Xmas one I attended with my friends. Loads of open space within the castle walls and also rooms for Santa’s grotto. Great space for food markets etc

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The castle is a beautiful feature at the bottom of the town, a portion of the castle has been restored to its original state, can only imagine what it will look like when fully complete, some taking to get there though. The castle often holds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidL120584
Reviewed September 11, 2018

really enjoyed the experience, there is so much history and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joanmR3336NK
Reviewed August 29, 2018

It was a situated right at the end of a busy street so easy to reach. It is a ruin, so no fancy interiors but it was still quite enjoyable and worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sadebausdeb
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Great site. Being renovated to make it safe this historical site is great to wander even on a cloudy day. It is literally in the downtown area of Swords. And of course a tasty pastry shop is right across the street! The facility even offers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rayswt
Reviewed August 26, 2018

A bit of history, a bit of walk in the park, close to Swords Main Street, great for a picnic on a nice sunny day!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Evelyn H
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Response from Patricia D | Reviewed this property |
It’s open 9.30 till 5 every day except monday(I think). There never seem to be many people there so there are no worries about busy times.