Black Castle

Black Castle, Wicklow

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507Caroline
Wicklow, Ireland10 contributions
A very old castle ruin
Jul 2019
Black Castle is a little piece of rock with castle ruins on the edge of Wicklow town facing out to see. It was used as a defensive post to protect Wicklow from outside invasion from the 12 Century onwards. While it is a relatively minor attraction of itself, it does lead on to one of the most beautiful costal walks in Co Wicklow.
Written 6 November 2019
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Steven T
Harrisville, RI252 contributions
Maybe if you're in the area..
Sep 2019 • Couples
But I wouldn't go out of my way to see the Black Castle ruins (calling them ruins is being generous). Okay call me uneducated or unsophisticated but then answer me this, if this is such a remarkable site, then why doesn't Wicklow replace the deteriorated and barely legible historical marker with something new and legible?
Written 11 September 2019
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Roger A
Jan Juc, Australia983 contributions
Great Fun if your an Outlander fan
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a great visit for a few hrs.... especially if your an outlander fan as it was used in some of the episodes. There is some greet photo opportunity’s as it very picturesque. There is lots of steps and the ground surface area can be uneven so you would need to be able bodied to get around. It is well worth a visit as it’s an amazing medieval castle with lots of history.

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Written 31 July 2019
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Pamela N
Charlottesville, VA12 contributions
A mound of rocks remain---but an awesome view
Jul 2019 • Family
Like many castles in Ireland, little remains but a mound of rocks. The views are wonderful, and the little city is quaint (with little to do)---but if you can score a table at the Lighthouse Restaurant, it makes for a great evening.
Written 27 July 2019
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Steffen R
Frechen, Germany38 contributions
Very nice place to have a break
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice place, great view. Good to combine with a trip to Glendalough coming from Dublin. Because you reach Wicklow by M11, taking a step to Wicklow doesn't mean much more time than going directly Dublin-Glendalough or the other way round if you go by car. You can go for a swim in the sea near the castle if you want!
Written 23 July 2019
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Tibor V
Dunajska Streda, Slovakia140 contributions
Not a castle anymore
Jun 2019 • Friends
Though it is not a castle anymore, it is a very beautiful spot to see in Ireland.
While you’re in Wicklow, check out the prison museum too. It is small but full of history. Have lunch there, it is worth it.
Written 2 July 2019
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Sally B
Bridgnorth, UK58 contributions
Evocative ruins on the headland....
May 2019 • Family
These ruins are well worth seeing. We stopped for about two hours here, scrambling over the stony path to reach the very edge of the remains of the tower, then sitting on the grassy bank looking out over the sea. The tufts of thrift were in full bloom which gave everything quite a magical feel. An evocative site for dreamers!
Written 23 June 2019
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JaakkoTapio
Helsinki, Finland578 contributions
Ruined Castle remaining towards Iris Sea
Jun 2019
Our first study / stop after starting from city center of Dublin was Wiclow Mountains where we found a sign towards this Black Castle. It was a not anymore a castle as totally ruined. But when still at daylight time, views towards Sea was nice to look at. This place is quite easy to achieve by car when traveling towards South .
Written 16 June 2019
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Jackie S
Wicklow, Ireland6 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Family
Just lovely have a walk and take in the views, go down to the small beach , you might even see some seals
Written 28 April 2019
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Buxboys
Des Moines, IA14 contributions
Awesome Casle
Oct 2018
Awesome little castle off the beaten path!!! Was a little rainy when we went but still super awesome. Neat pictures and great info on plaques
Written 12 February 2019
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