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Address: Mullaghmore Head, Mullaghmore, Ireland

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Beautiful location and vilage

Whilst you cannot get close to the castle the views from the coastline are spectacular. The small fishing village on the peninsula is beautiful and has some interesting history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
David C
Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classiebawn is a gothic castle dominating the lanscape near Mullaghmore. It is superb in its location. The castle is famous for its association with Lord Louis Mountbatten. He and his family used to holiday here. Very sadly, he was murdered in 1979 just beyond Mullaghmore harbour by the IRA.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Whilst you cannot get close to the castle the views from the coastline are spectacular. The small fishing village on the peninsula is beautiful and has some interesting history. Well worth a look.

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N Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This castle dominates the horizon from miles around and looks like a lovely castle/home. It is unfortunate it is not open to the public, as it does look like a great place to visit.

Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The holdiay home of Lord Mountbatten who was murdered in the bay during "The Troubles" stands majestically on the cliffs. It looks like a fairytale castle and although the land and estate is now privately owned you can get fantastic views of it from the coastal paths and roads.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This building is not open to the public therefore review is very limited. If you are interested in photography it certainly makes an excellent 'point of interest' within the landscape. Sad history which many tourists probably miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this while driving north from Sligo and fell in love. The castle is gorgeous and is even more so once you reach the sea and view it from that area. While it's privately owned and not open , it's beautiful to just take in. The drive into Mullaghmore is breathtaking. It is part of the Wild Atlantic... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

You can't really go anywhere near the castle, but from a distance it gives spectacular views and sits in a very picturesque setting. If you're going to get a shot, you'll probably need both a long lens and a tripod and you'll want to pick a day that's got some good atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Private dwelling, but the facade of the Castle in the landscape is breathtaking! You must detour to Mullaghmore to enjoy the harbour and the views! Sleepy Ireland at its best!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Its a shame this residence has not been opened to the public - it would generate so much tourism into the Mullaghmore area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This should not be in TA as attraction as it is a private residence, and not open to the public, however that being said, during the drive of the area, it is a wonderful thing to see, standing all alone in the countryside.

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