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Ross Castle

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Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 5851
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This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
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Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 5851
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a tower house type of castle facing Lough Leane. On the ground floor is a room detailing the history of the castle with a large cutaway model displaying parts of the interior to show how the rooms were used. Tour guides were on...More

Thank 954lawrencem
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to learn all about the history of this castle and visit so many rooms over the various floors (lots of steps up and down a spiral staircase). The guide was knowledgeable but also shared lots of funny and interesting facts. There is a carpark...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful town and surroundings. Castle tour very informative. Really could envision life in the medieval times.

Thank maureens335
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a nice surprise! After walking around many foot paths through Killarney National Park, we started to follow the signs for Ross Castle. So glad we did. Very cool Castle near the lake. You can take one of the horse drawn carriages you find in...More

Thank travelers1008
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to venture to Ross Castle before the hurricane hit this morning. The grounds are gorgeous! We could only walk around the outside since it was closed. Definitely worth a stop, hurricane or not.

Thank starling2b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place to rest if you re riding a bike troughout Killarney national park. It has parking lot as well if you re coming with a car. Ducks and swans swimming around, delicious coffee and nice spot to take few photos.

Thank Vanja A
Reviewed 6 days ago

As part of our tour we had a jaunting buggy ride to Ross Castle on the lake located in the beautiful Killarney National Park. The castle is pretty well preserved and they have free section which was very informative about the castle. There is also...More

Thank pbell123
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the guided tour and it was very informative. Went over the history of the castle and how it was rebuilt. There is a lot of steps.

Thank Smcabc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to stop when heading to Killarney to explore the town. This castle ruin is well worth a visit. It doesn't take long to explore so is a good place to spend a an hour or two. There is an interesting, free exhibition...More

Thank 260foodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to kilarney and I was not disappointed. We had a tour round the castle and it was really interesting the guide explained all about the history would definitely recommend it.

Thank Jo H
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Tom P
5 August 2017|
Response from travelbugPJ | Reviewed this property |
The Ross Castle B&B is in Oldcastle County Meath and not the one in Killarney. There is a disclaimer in their website.
29 July 2017|
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Response from paidir65 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot have any food or drink out during your tour however there are lovely areas outside to eat and enjoy the brilliant views.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Ron Y | Reviewed this property |
There are a few in and around the castle, but to be honest it's so busy and crowed, it's not the sort of place I would stop for a picnic. Too noisy.