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Ferns Castle

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Address: Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 936 6411
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The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl...

The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains.

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Not a big castle but a must just for the tour, the guide was very friendly and so funny his manner and jokes made the visit. Worth a visit if you was in that area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a big castle but a must just for the tour, the guide was very friendly and so funny his manner and jokes made the visit. Worth a visit if you was in that area.

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Ballyhaunis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must visit if you are anywhere near this historic castle. Larry Smith was our guide ( all free ) He was a brilliant guide, very funny, very informative, gave us a massive amount of information on the history of Ferns Castle & the history of Ireland. What a view over the countryside from the tower. Really worth a visit

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of Ferns Castle (constructed in the 1200s) were only a short walk into town. Roughly half the structure remains. The most interesting detail was the massive stone fireplace mantel hanging along one wall. The inside of the castle once supported wooden buildings and rooms but they were long gone. You can only imagine the conversations and scenes illuminated... More 

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Thank JRM_Auburn
County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ferns castle is a must stop over during your trip to Wexford. The guides are enthusiast and genuinely want your experience of this ancient castle to be one to remember. There is also a fantastic tapestry display in the visitor centre with a book showing how each piece was planned and carried out. The fact that the tapestries were done... More 

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Thank Teresa W
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is left of Ferns Castle dominates a site near the center of the village. Admission is free, and tours run periodically throughout the day. Our tour guide was filled with knowledge about the castle, its history, how the rooms were once used, why and when it was built, destroyed, rebuilt, and destroyed over the centuries. One can climb the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time we came here we had an excellent tour from Christine. This time I was more rushed so just wandered round the castle solo. It is free to enter and there is parking nearby. It is an impressive small castle with quite a lot of structure remaining. There is still some detailing inside, including a large fireplace. It was... More 

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Thank MarcusHurley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enniscorthy is a delightful town, with quaint winding hills and a beautiful river landscape. There's quite a bit of interesting history too. You'll find a good chunk of it at Ferns Castle. Two big thumbs up.

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Thank Bernadette K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best day out Ferns castle just wow a little bit of Irish history In a small village In co Wexford The view for the tower was beautiful and with the tour guide explaining about the chapel and the conditions of living Really enjoyed the tour and the guide . Thank you Thomas and thanks everyone at ferns

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Thank louisegordet
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed learning all the history of the castle. Our guide had so much knowledge and it was so interesting to hear all the stories surrounding the castle plus you get to go inside and climb the rather narrow staircase, great experience. I would highly recommend this site. I've visited a lot of castles in my time, but I learnt... More 

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Thank LadyTayto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had very good tour guide who showed us through the yard and up one of the remaining towers. Lots of interesting information about the castle and the area. This is a great example of a Norman castle - our ten year old thought it was awesome.

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