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“Interesting history”

Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine
Ranked #10 of 33 things to do in Kinsale
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Fairfax, Virginia
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241 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Desmond Castle was not quite as large as we had imagined. The displays are great! There are plaques with historical information in convenient locations for reading. The wine museum is also rather small with a tidbit of information and neat displays. I don't want to give this place any negative feedback, but it wasn't really what we expected. The employees were very friendly and possessed a wealth of knowledge. Talking to them is a better way to learn more about the castle and its history.

Visited August 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth a visit for history”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We liked talking to the staff there, because they were a wealth of information, more than what you'll read in the museum. Everything is so interesting for such a small attraction. Make the most of it. The wine history is also fascinating- ask them more about it too!

Visited September 2012
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east coast, usa
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Interesting visit!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

The displays are well done and very informative. It is interesting to learn of the Castle's varied history.

Visited August 2012
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San Jose, California
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting history and tour of castle”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We toured the Desmond Castle and Wine Museum. It was not particularly busy the day we went and the gentleman working was very nice and shared alot of information with us on the history of Ireland as it pertained to wine. Touring the castle was fun and interesting and walking the town one can visit many historic and beautiful churches nearby with spectacular stained glass windows and old world organs.

Visited July 2012
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Kingsburg, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you have an hour”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

This castle was worth a short visit. While the wine museum was only moderately interesting, just walking through the castle was neat.

Visited July 2012
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