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King John's Castle

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King John's Castle

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Carlingford Medieval Town Tour
US$9.80 per adult
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Anne D wrote a review Sep 2020
Donegal Town, Ireland19 contributions19 helpful votes
This castle is now known as Carlingford Castle and has just reopened following extensive conservation work. I availed of one of the daily guided tours and had a choice of 11.00am or 3.00pm. The tour of the castle interior took approximately 50 mins to an hour. It was so well worth while as I got a real flavour of life in a medieval castle with Hugh De Lacy and his descendants and the history of this cute wee town called Carlingford. The tour cost E5 .00 per adult and incredibly for an extra euro a tour of the entire town is available. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Robert W wrote a review Aug 2020
Lisburn, United Kingdom3,102 contributions192 helpful votes
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I found the castle when looking for Carlingford Marina. Like many local attractions, it could be better signposted. Tours can be arranged from the Carlingford Visitor's Centre - but these don't start until 11 am - and are infrequent. It is situated on a lough-side hill about ten minutes walk from the Visitor's Centre. Access to the inside is locked - unless you join an organised tour; however, you can enter the grounds and photograph the castle from the outside. Its lough-side position is ideal for photography - of the castle, the lough and the surrounding hills. Canoeing and yachting activity can be observed from the castle.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Octavia W wrote a review Jul 2020
Hillsborough, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
A lovely small castle with stunning views as the castle is on a big cliff. can be hard to find but once you do you will enjoy it defo. But when walking along from the castle there is a dangerous drop that comes on you very suddenly so MAKE SURE to KEEP SMALL KIDS CLOSE AT ALL TIMES and DOGS .
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Date of experience: July 2020
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SRutherfordSmith wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland544 contributions187 helpful votes
Nice to walk around but quite short. A lot of the information provided isn't in context so it's difficult to absorb and understand.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ray M wrote a review Mar 2020
Marblehead, Massachusetts130 contributions58 helpful votes
King John's Castle stands guard over Carlingford. Reached by a 10 minute walk up a hill from the town, King John's is a class Norman castle with braille and moat It is well signed to explain its layout and purpose. Great views of the loch, town and Mountains of Mourbe from the Castle.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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