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Review of Ross Castle

Ross Castle
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US$14,32*
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Killarney National Park and Lakes of Killarney...
Ranked #26 of 119 things to do in Killarney
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Owner description: This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for a tour of the castle which lasted about 45 minutes. Not only did we learn about the history of the castle itself but also how people lived during that era; i.e., how they protected themselves, where they slept, what they ate, how they entertained, even where they went to the bathroom! The castle is located on a large lake so you can also sign up for boat rides or horse and buggy rides.

Thank Dtross
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk round the ramparts of this castle for free. And it's in a beautiful setting with the lake and mountains in the background (which probably wasn't the reason why it was built there!). You only have to pay to go inside the keep and for some reason it's by tour only which usually puts us off so we didn't bother so can't comment on how wonderful it looks inside. We did have to report the state of the ladies toilet however which was atrocious. It was mid-morning on the Monday and they hadn't been looked at from the weekend so you can imagine the state, though to be fair it's people that use them that leave a mess (can't imagine what they do at home).

So unless you really want to see inside, just get some nice photos from without.

Thank Pat_Pending
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn’t go inside but the grounds and lake views are gorgeous. Worth the quick stop on hop on | hop off bus.

Thank DJWJCNJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a couple of hours one afternoon walking around the grounds and it was very pleasant. There was a lot of places to go for a walk with your camera (like I did!)

And overall in the sun it's quite a nice peaceful place to have a wander

Thank bobby q
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked and biked to Ross Castle on two different days. It is very easy to get to from town and is a nice walk or bike ride through Killarney National Park. It’s a smaller castle that we just walked around. I believe you can pay to go inside but we chose not to. You can take boats on the lake or just sit on a bench and enjoy the view.

Thank clauseniam
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