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Linerguy
United States972 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Originally, Burt Castle wasn't on our list of sights to see because I had thought it would be too difficult to get to. But we had a little extra time, so we thought we'd check it out. Sure glad we did. Our GPS took us into the driveway of a farm, and as we pulled in, the owner just happened to be out on his tracker. He stopped, climbed down, and I thought he was going to yell at us. Instead, he came over, asked us where we were from, chatted a bit, and then walked us over to the gate that lead to the field out to the castle. Super-nice man.

I guess because we went in June the grass had not yet turned brown, so it was a bright green...it really made the place look beautiful. Since we were there early in the morning, we got soaked from all the dew, but it was worth it.

The castle itself isn't the largest, or most interesting castle we've ever been to, but the beautiful setting made the stop worthwhile.
Written 3 July 2018
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LurganIrishphil
Lurgan, UK25 contributions
Aug 2016
Highly recommended visit,this castle dating back to year 1560,is situated on a hill top over looking lough Swilly.Impressive panoramic views of surrounding area.Can be difficult to access (I approached from the south side through a few steep fields(nettles and a barbed wire fence to contend with!),however there is a farm house/yard at the northern side which seems to have its own private concrete road (might be worth asking for permission to use this to gain a much easier access to the fort).There is a stone stair case which (with a great deal of care) gives access to a second and third floor of the castle (almost to the very top)....well worth a visit!
Written 7 August 2016
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cathalr123
Letterkenny, Ireland30 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
most people visit the nearby grianan of aileach ring fort as it is older and more impressive but my son and i visited burt castle during a summer sunday afternoon. The castle is pretty much derelict but with care you can actually go to the top and admire the surrounding scenery.
Written 5 November 2012
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