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“Totally brilliant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle
Derby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Totally brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

This Castle is certainly a well hidden little gem. We had a guided tour by Brid, it was extremely informative and interesting, and what's more it was free!! How many attractions can boast that! In fact Ballyhack itself was an absolute pleasure.

Visited August 2012
5 Thank stantonbybridge
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English first
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Unexpected little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Ballyhack Castle is attributed to the Knights Templar who lived in this area for many years.

The castle itself is well preserved and gives an idea what life might have been like in a fortified tower.
The guide here, Frank is brilliant and very knowledgeable about the whole era, and the surrounding area.

5 Thank anniemike9
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Wexford, Ireland
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49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“nice a lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

nice place for a small place it had alot of history the tour was good and near by there was a nice little place to have a meal

Visited August 2011
2 Thank linda l
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ballyhack Castle Tower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2009

Thought we would stop in for a few minutes to look around this small castle tower from 1450s. Frank, the docent, however, had other plans for us. This man kept our 14 year old daughter interested for 2 hourse with his vast knowledge of history and local events and how these local events were related to European history. He was not limited to any particular timeframe; he covered the 1100s through the 1800s and at no time did my daughter roll her eyes or ask to leave. Additionally, my husband the history buff, never cried foul - Frank's knowledge was accurate but presented in a way as to keep us all engrossed. Had we not had more driving to do, we would have stayed for several more hours.

The tower itself is representative of the 30 or so similar towers in along the southern aspect of Ireland, it is well-maintained, has some typical furniture in it and is located on the Eastern Passage, a ferry-shortcut across the bay. If you are driving past it, stop and listen to Frank.

There is no admission but we donated E20.

16 Thank RichandMichelle M
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