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Donegal Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 73 22405
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10:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.

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Small but worth a visit

Visited Donegal Castle last year and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the castle. Not a big castle so doesn't take too long to see it all and as it is in the middle of the town very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Katharine B
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A hidden gem. This castle is a little off the beaten path , but very interesting. It was built in the 15th century. There are some tapestry hangings and castle models with explanation of the history of the castle. The rooms were massive. I really enjoyed the self tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a good day, the view from the Castle is breathtaking. Great place and well worth a visit. Suitable for all. Lots of parking and free to enter.

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Thank Cathy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live near this castle so decided to visit it one day. I really enjoyed it. Was nice to find information about local history. Will definitely revisit with friends from England.

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Sidney, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being told we could spend hours here, we really thought there would be more to see. We payed 5 euro each to walk around for about 15 minutes. It's beautiful, but I was underwhelmed.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely castle and it had a lovely hall.very helpful staff and knowledgeable.very easy to find in the town centre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Donegal Castle last year and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the castle. Not a big castle so doesn't take too long to see it all and as it is in the middle of the town very easy to walk to. Good visit for a rainy day, as it was for us. Wonderful wooded roof structure which you see inside and one... More 

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ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well restored, with very helpful guide. Very interesting historical info spread around the castle. Not very big so probably 1-1.5 hours is plenty of time to allow for a visit. Very handy location right in the centre of town.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this castle tour on our first visit to Ireland. In the winter it is only open Thursday through Monday. The castle itself is mostly ruined with many of the floors missing but you can get a good idea of what it may have looked like and what reconstruction has been done is nice. They had a search and... More 

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Dungloe, Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Donegal castle, there is something special about the building and although it doesn't take long to walk round it is a great place to visit.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the center of town and easily accessible this stately castle is a must. There is a terrific history as this part of Ireland was the last to be overrun by foreigners.

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