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Fantastic historical experience

Really enjoyed the tour of Adare castle given by Sandra. Squeezed us in late and delighted they did!

Reviewed 5 days ago
daveoco
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Limerick, Ireland
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Adare Castle Tour Guide, Sandra

What an interesting 12th-century Norman castle it is, brought to life with an intelligent, witty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TomSColorado
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Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
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This famous medieval castle is known for its storied history as well as its imposing architectural presence.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of Adare castle given by Sandra. Squeezed us in late and delighted they did!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting 12th-century Norman castle it is, brought to life with an intelligent, witty, local historian, Sandra. Four of us enjoyed the tour immensely! Steeped in history and archaeology, stories came to light with Sanrda's keen eye for detail. We loved every bit it...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent guided tour of the castle (60mins) Not too touristy. The town is also very nice and quaint allowing an easy stroll to visit.

Thank jflegare70
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We were driving from Galway to Kilarney and stopped in Adare. We also momentarily saw Bunratty and shopped in Limerick. This review is to highlight one of the most memorable parts of our entire trip to Ireland. See Adare castle! We booked the tour and...More

1  Thank NazreenA8
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Adare Castles was not on our list of must-see places, but ended up being one of our favorite stops in Ireland. The castle is only accessible through the tours at the Adare Heritage Centre. We were able to book online the night before (20 Euros...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Took the guided tour and learned so much! This is a beautiful and well maintained castle, and the tour groups are perfectly sized. We have been to many other castles on our trip and this one may go down as one of our favorites! Not...More

1  Thank 5WTravelers
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The castle is only open via guided tours, so you can't just wander around. Having said that, I certainly recommend the tour. Very informative, taking just the right amount of time. Well worth the small cost.

Thank iDogbert
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This a great tour if you're in Adare during the right time of the year. The groups are small and intimate and the scenery and history are outstanding. Our tour guide was awesome, and she made the tour outstanding.

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend taking the Heritage Center tour in Adare to Desmond Castle. Our guide, Sandra, was incredibly knowledgeable and the story of the castle is fascinating. One of the few examples of a Norman castle in Ireland. You can't gain access unless you are...More

Thank Jeanne L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was "Strongbow's" castle. He was a Norman prince, whose family had long been resident in England, and had been invited by an unseated local king to come to Ireland to help him regain his throne. Just like in a fairytale, he was promised a...More

1  Thank Quasimama
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