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Donegal Castle

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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 73 22405
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Small but interesting castle

We popped in here to kill a couple of hours, but thoroughly enjoyed walking around the old castle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
Interesting but quite small

We popped in here for a visit one day last week. It’s a self guided tour on offer and although the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 73 22405
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in here to kill a couple of hours, but thoroughly enjoyed walking around the old castle trying to work out how it would have been in its prime. Free entry and in the centre of Donegal, so easy to get to. It was...More

Thank FlyingHamilton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for a visit one day last week. It’s a self guided tour on offer and although the castle is quite small it’s got a very interesting history. Well worth a visit if you’ve an hour to spare.

Thank bobmcIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have any problems finding Donegal Castle, but were disappointed in it. We saw lots of other castle ruins that were as good or better. Public parking was hard to find to even get to the castle. Enjoyed a walk around Donegal city center...More

Thank Ed50_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here yesterday with my friend, never been to Donegal town but it wasn’t hard to find at all! It cost us a fiver each which was very reasonable, and we were greeted by a friendly staff member whose name escapes me. We talked away...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in Ireland, yet we found this one to be particularly interesting. They give you an informative pamphlet describing the castle & it's history. We could then wander around at our leisure.

Thank disappointed96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely mix of restored Castle and Manor Home ruins. A very nice hour or two spent roaming around makes for a wonderful afternoon.

Thank JourneyImaged
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of Donegal town near the diamond. The grand hall and fireplace are really very interesting especially the roof!!!!!

Thank mcdup2012
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located right in the middle of town (parking is a challenge) this is a wonderful piece of restored history - and the staff were soooo lovely!

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Located in the heart of downtown Donegal is a well preserved castle that is worth a visit. Easily accessible and only a few minutes walk from the center of town.

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great days learning about the history of Donegal we enjoyed exploring the castle and also the lovely Donegal town. I would suggest anyone visiting Donegal or any nearby counties spends at least half a day in the castle exploring the nooks and crannies especially if...More

1  Thank Brian K
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25 July 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
4 euros for an adult, 3 for a senior citizen and 2 for a student.
Peter H
9 April 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
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