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“Getting to this castle is the adventure”
Review of Clifden Castle

Clifden Castle
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Getting to this castle is the adventure”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

We didn't really know what to expect when we went looking for this castle. We had heard about it, but we didn't know it was literally just an abandoned castle sitting in the middle of someone's land. We were able to see it from afar at a stop on the side of the road, but that wasn't enough for us--we wanted to GO and explore it! So, we guessed our way down there in our small rental and went down some winding roads. We stopped and asked a sweet elderly lady how to get there, and she said that although the path leading to it had been boarded up for some time, people still hop over anyway. We finally reached the shore by the water with some parking. We parked and spotted a path that was on the cliff of the waters and started hiking. There are quite a few boarded up barriers, but they're not difficult to hop if you're able. As you walk you see a lot of cows, but when you finally get to the hills by which the castle is situated, it makes you feel like you've truly discovered something magical. The field leading up to the castle is vast and since there is not much around, you sort of feel like you've been tossed back in time, and with the sea in the background, it is truly a sight to see. Be careful, though--there are signs warning of bulls, and it can be quite muddy. I would definitely recommend exploring this area to the adventurous at heart!

Visited November 2011
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Gresham, Oregon
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“good view”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

road was too wet to go up to Castle but the view was worth it.

Visited September 2011
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Orléans
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“Very peaceful, nice castle ruin, wonderful seaview”
Reviewed August 13, 2010

You can't see the castle from the road, you have to walk down a path along which you can see sheep, horses and cows. About 10 min later, you reach the castle ruin from where you get a wonderful view over the bay. The area is very peaceful, and this is a pleasant stroll.

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Spring, Texas
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“Serene, beautiful castle ruin”
Reviewed February 12, 2008

Although the castle has been virtually gutted, it's architecture is beautiful and the grounds surrounding the castle make for a relaxing walk through the Irish countryside and picture taking.

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