Minard Castle

Minard Castle, Dingle: Address, Phone Number, Minard Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Minard Castle
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sleepy155
Hollywood, FL236 contributions
Aug 2021
Getting to this castle ruin is a little more challenging as you must travel down a very narrow road with little space for passing. The location of this castle is perfect. On a hill overlooking the water and the beach. It is worth the visit just to see the beauty of the location. It is not advised to walk near the still standing remains since the stability of the still standing walls may be in question. Not a must visit but worth it.
Written 24 August 2021
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GuQu
Fort Myers, FL56 contributions
Aug 2021
Gary suggested we go see this very awesome castle and landmark. Located a short drive of about 15 minutes from downtown Dingle. Narrow roads lead to the castle once off the main "highway". Drive slow. Once at the site there is a paved parking area for 10/12 autos. Should avoid trying to take this site in on a weekend.
Written 16 August 2021
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atherts
Portland, OR129 contributions
Mar 2019
Fairly easy to find right off the main road. There is parking along the road and there is rarely anyone else there. We did run into a German film crew who didn't want us there one time, but we ignored them.
Watch your step on the rocks, as you can see they are prolific, slippery and wet.
Circle all the way around to get nice pictures from all angles.
I believe there is a holy well nearby as well.
Written 12 February 2020
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Mary Anne C
Alberta, Canada272 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
These castle ruiins are worth a quick visit, yest another casualty of Cromwell, but be careful the rocks are slippery.
Written 15 November 2019
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Jorge C
Buenos Aires, Argentina35 contributions
Dec 2018
I was there with a group of friends, we rented the whole place. Fantastic rooms, beautiful staircase and wonder area to walk around.
Written 6 November 2019
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John M
Richmond, VA10 contributions
Oct 2019
We went on our own, with our rental car. The site is very photogenic, but there is no entry into the ruins (safety concerns) and it was just a nice stop on the way to Dingle.
Written 14 October 2019
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Snooty1
Minneapolis, MN40 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a castle you can only view from afar. It is in ruins and you cannot climb on it, however, the views of the Atlantic are breathtaking.
Written 13 October 2019
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mdc5027
New York City, NY48 contributions
Sep 2019
Reviews from a few years ago say that you can climb on the castle, but it is currently gated with signs saying private property. However, there is an interesting beach right next to it and it is worth the detour on the way to Dingle to check out.
Written 11 October 2019
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sennockred
Sevenoaks, UK655 contributions
Jul 2019
This is a beautiful bay with a castle ruined but not destroyed by Cromwell. Its a little disappointing that you cannot get into the building. Nonetheless its an impressive sight and worth the visit.
Spend some time admiring the castle's dominance over the bay and then enjoy hopping across the massive pebbles in the bay!
Written 19 September 2019
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Tim C
Ireland42 contributions
Jul 2019
Of the beaten track on the main Dingle road this ruined castle and shingle beach offer a quiet haven from the usual peninsula traffic. Don't expect too much just chill, relax and enjoy!!
Written 4 September 2019
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