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Black Castle

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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin
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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin

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Learn about Irish folklore and medieval architecture on this hassle-free day trip to Glendalough and Kilkenny from Dublin. Avoid the stress of organizing transport and activities, and let a guide do the hard work for you. Combine visits to Glendalough’s monastic settlement, Wicklow Mountain National Park, and Kilkenny Castle with a sheep herding demonstration, and travel with ease between the dispersed landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
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507Caroline wrote a review Nov 2019
Wicklow, Ireland10 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Steven T wrote a review Sep 2019
Harrisville, Rhode Island254 contributions80 helpful votes
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?
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Roger A wrote a review Jul 2019
Jan Juc, Australia992 contributions142 helpful votes
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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. Happy Travels 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Pamela N wrote a review Jul 2019
Charlottesville, Virginia12 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Steffen R wrote a review Jul 2019
Frechen, Germany38 contributions59 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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