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“Really wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Minard Castle

Minard Castle
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$235.86*
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Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee
Ranked #20 of 72 things to do in Dingle
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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Really wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

It's a very romantic and also wild place, a must see. The beach is covered with rocks, and the castle can be seen at a distance, really a very nice place, and easy to find.

Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Minard Castle was a hidden gem. IT sits just above a rocky beach and has much of it's exterior walls still intact. A fun experience even in the rain!

Visited October 2012
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upstate NY
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“Worth the trouble of finding it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Off the n86 after Anascaul you will suddenly co to a little cafe on the left called Kate's Crossing. tURN left like into their parking lot and lo and behold there is a little signpost here that points to the castle, 2 km.so keep going on that road. You will come to a t almost immediately and take the right. Follow along a ingle tack road headed down the shore don't take any rods that don't look like hey will take you down to the shore. You eventually come to another fork in the pad where you will be confused and decide you went the wrong way but magically there is another hidden sign that points th way left to the castle so keep going. You will see the castle tower, pass it on outright and continue over. Little bridge to the raking lot. From there you an access the little beach if you want to walk over lots of big rocks. You can walk to the castle,which is signposted as private property although we walked up the path to it anyway. We didn't go very close because it does look like it might crumble at any time. In mid sept the brambles were full of blackberries and raspberries and the hedgerows of wild fushias were gorgeous! If you get a sunny day you will love sitting on th rocks in the gorgeous and dramatic setting at the foot of the cliffs.

Visited September 2012
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ireland
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“Worth seeking out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Minard Castle was held by Irish "rebels" who held out against the Cromweelian's in the mid 17th century. The Castle only fell after a cannon bombardment. Legend has it that the commander Sir Walter Hussey who had earlier escaped from Castle Gregory, was only recognised by his red socks.

Visited September 2012
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Panama
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“Remote beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

We read about Minard Castle (ruins) in a guide book and set off to find it. There were no signs to mark its location but by stopping and asking we found it down a long windy single lane country road that led to the beach through pastures and farmland. Very scenic and we were glad we went. It's about a half hour excursion out of Dingle. The castle is in ruins but it is perched on a hillside overlooking the water with a rocky beach below.

Visited June 2012
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