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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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Castle tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rob C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Rob C
Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have passed this castle numerous times and just recently decided to stop, have a quick look and take a few photographs. As I was taking the photographs one of the staff approached and asked if I would like to join a guided tour which had just started. I’m glad I did as I got to see the inside of... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great tour here, enjoyed it immensely. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and we also enjoyed looking at the beautiful tapestries hanging in the visitors centre. These were done by a local group, highlighting the history of this interesting little town. Big plus, it is all free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited ferns castle today and would highly recommend a visit! Our tour guide was Sinead who is an absolute credit to the OPW. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the castle and the surrounding areas, she transported us back in time! Robbie, Fiona and Sinead

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Ferns and visited the castle on our penultimate day. Unfortunately we didn't take the tour due to our time restrictions. Staff were so friendly and their knowledge was impressive. Excellent venue to understand some of the history of Ireland.

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Felingwmuchaf, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit to this castle, had a wonderful welcome from one guide then enjoyed the lovely embroidery works on display before thoroughly enjoying a brilliant tour with Tomas as our guide. Really interesting, good fun, made a ruin come alive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ferns is a great spot for reminding you of how long and complicated our history is.. The castle is well worth a visit - with a good visitor centre and excellent, snappy (free) guided tours. Christine our guide was witty, engaging and knowledgeable. Lots of interesting little details and a great view of the lovely rolling Wexford countryside from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden Gem.Stopped off in Ferns for a picnic and ended up on the tour of the castle.3 young children fully entertained and engaged by the excellent Sinead and "Largoyle " . Truly memorable family time .Couldn't speak more highly of the experience. Brilliant.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable tour today led by the amazing Christine. She was informative, entertaining and so knowledgeable ! My 6 year old enjoyed it immensely . Well worth a visit and it's free !!!!

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A guided tour is a must. Our tour guide Larry was amazing - knowledgeable and funny. Involved us by asking lots of questions. Certainly knew him stuff. Castle was small bug well worth a visit. One tower partly intact, able to visit 2 rooms and the roof. Tapestries inside the Visitor Centre well worth a visit. No entry charge and... More 

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