Swords Castle
Swords Castle
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Ancient Ruins • Castles • Scenic Walking Areas
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Kuvasz1988
Saint Paul, MN963 contributions
Apr 2022
A big fan of old European castles I loved this place. Being close to Dublin was an added benefit. Please consider a visit here. Well worth the trip!
Written 4 January 2023
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syrnomad
Orlando, FL54 contributions
Sep 2022
It appears the town is doing its best to upgrade and clean up this area attraction. There is not too much to see at this time other than the walls and a few rooms, as some areas are closed off for safety reasons I assume. Once completed and it will be a nice historical sight for Swords to trumpet.
Written 10 October 2022
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geismom
Sinking Spring, PA1,704 contributions
Jul 2022
This castle stands stately on the edge of town. There is a car park directly across the street from the castle. I do believe that it is free to park there.
There is no charge to explore the grounds of the castle. There is one tower at the end where one can enter and walk to the top floor. There is also a rampart that allows one to walk along the upper edge of the wall.
There is a chapel on the grounds, but it was not open for entry when we visited.
There really isn't a lot to see here, but it is a pleasant spot to walk around.
On the road adjacent to the entrance, there is a small ice cream shop that makes a delicious 99 cone.
Written 28 August 2022
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littlefeg
County Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Great spot to visit when in swords, especially with the walk around the top of the castle walls. Great that's its free and then you can walk in the little park beside it and get a pastry in the bakery on the corner!
Written 25 October 2021
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Olivia E
County Kildare, Ireland4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Stumbled upon the absolute gem of a place. The gentleman at the tourist office was so friendly. Was there with my husband and 14 year old son and we loved it. Spotlessly clean and the little church is just stunning. It’s free and we’ll worth a visit.
Written 7 July 2021
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Lorcan
4 contributions
Aug 2020
Ruined by an industrial walk way around the internal walls signed off by the Office of Public Works and LCC costing a small fortune of tax payers money(millions) and installed by engineers who got the measurements wrong and is only accessible on half the internal wall.(they fecked up) Brown envelopes no doubt involved ! This is a crying shame and has ruined the appearance and this magnificent Palace where the Bishop of Dublin resided many moons ago. Should be removed , money repaid, metal walk way removed and a wooden structure should be installed in its place...this attempt to marry the old with the new does not work at all!

IT'S DREADFUL!
Written 16 August 2020
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland8,060 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Visited today but closed due to Covid 19 so only got into the grounds. The castle dates back to the 13th century. It is a work in progress but has been open to the public since 2015 and admission is FREE. Fingal CC have done a marvellous job here and I will be back when it reopens to get a look inside
Written 7 June 2020
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Fiona M
Swords, Ireland21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I just went for a wander around one day whilst on a walk. They have done a fabulous job on restoring this and even though it's not finished, it looks great + will be gorgeous when it's done. It's a super community space + looks fabulous as you drive down the main street towards it.
Written 22 March 2020
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SuperVillian
Las Vegas, NV5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
If you're going to be visiting the castle try to stick to the entrance and grounds of just the castle. Avoid the park attached to it as you will likely encounter groups of teens out looking to harass you or groups of drunks and some drug addicts. Never go near it once it starts getting even slightly dark. American tourists have gotten robbed and beaten there.
Written 9 March 2020
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Sergiy M
Dublin, Ireland1,640 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
The Castle was built by Archbishop and use to be his residence. It is very close to the airport and not too far from the city centre. Despite the reconstruction still continues Tower, Chamber and Chapel are open for visitors. Going up and down using the narrow stairs is a great experience. The entry is free.
Written 2 February 2020
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