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Donegal Castle

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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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+353 73 22405
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All reviews self guided tour worth a visit short visit interesting history centre of town own pace quick visit manor house entrance fee located right restored information fireplace restoration opw clan furnishings
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Oct 2018 and it's beautifully restored and fully staffed and the inside is decorated in the main hall to show what life was like. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank LeoMalibu
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is small and only offers a self guided tour. Some of the areas are furnished and have items of interest to read about. The staircase is really cool if you are into wood working.

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle has been well restored by the OPW and it was lovely to visit it. Only the main part of the castle has been restored but we found it easy to get around (some stairs to climb, so access for mobility is on the...More

Thank kazzb2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking might be a bit tough, and you might have some trouble finding the entrance - but definitely work your while if you're a history lover. The castle ruins and reconstruction is interesting and captures the rich history of the grounds.

Thank TheBearMeyers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near this area the Donegal Castle is worth the time and effort to visit. The castle is full of history and they have very knowledgeable and friendly guides. The restoration of this very old structure was well done.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle has been well restored and is accessible to most areas. The staff on duty are both friendly and knowledgeable. The cost of entry is more than fair.

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little visit, beautifully laid out inside, informative with a welcoming guide. A nice little quiz for younger kids to complete as they go around means they could get involved.

Thank LoveTravel165246
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't in our direction of travel (Galway to Belfast), BUT we saw it on an episode of House Hunters International and thought "why not". So glad we did! We parked across the bridge and walked up to the castle. Self-guided, but interesting restoration. We spent...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We came here on our last day. It passed an hour for us before we headed home. It’s a beautiful castle, we brushed up on our Irish history too. We also learned about things that happend not too far from where we live. So you...More

Thank martinakrobinson
Reviewed 20 October 2018

In the center of town this castle is small, but well restored and quite interesting. Walking through you can get a real sense of what it must have been like to live there centuries ago. Interesting following the history and ownership changes of the Castle.

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Rlcar45
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4 euros for an adult, 3 for a senior citizen and 2 for a student.
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Peter H
9 April 2016|
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Disabled / wheelchair users can see the grounds, the shell of the manor house next to the tower/keep and the ground floor of the tower which was used as storage. Some of the original cobbles and arched ceiling remain. The... More
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265hollya
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nobody there on 16th September be at the fair in ballyshannon and on 12th September be at the fair a glenties
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