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“Leave the car and walk!”
Review of Clifden Castle

Clifden Castle
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Leave the car and walk!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Just when you think you've been fooled into thinking there is a castle here at all......you round the bend and there it is! Mixed messages from locals as to whether it is private property or not (my sister was stopped from going through twice!) but persevere and once you respect the 'off limit' areas you should be fine. I wouldn't recommend driving down the track.....we were in 'off road' mode and it was still a bit tricky. Leave the car at the top and walk down - probably 10-15 min walk. You cannot go inside the walls of the castle but it is worth a visit nonetheless and some good photo opportunities.

Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A castle with noone but you visiting”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Not a turist attraction - because you find yourself the only one visiting :-).
A must do - best on foot or a bike

Visited July 2013
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun to see”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We enjoyed walking the dirt road to this castle. It was a beautiful setting, but we were disappointed that the castle itself was roped off so not much exploring could be done. It is worth the visit though, if you are in Clifden!

Visited July 2013
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Houghton, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful hike. So-so castle.”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The walk down to the castle on a warm sunny day is gorgeous. Views over the bay and the farms are spectacular. The castle really is not that old or impressive, but the exploration and discovery are fun. It's all in the journey. Worthwhile but don't expect too much of the building itself.

Visited May 2013
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome ruin”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The ruin was completely deserted when my husband and I went down to see it. Walk past it to see the old stables and gate, and the trail takes you up to a great view.

Visited June 2013
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