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My wife and I visited Huntington Castle yesterday for the first time. To say we were in awe with... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Cabrera, Spain
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Amazing Gem

This amazing castle is county Carlow's hidden gem and is lived in by the same family for... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Co. Louth, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Huntington Castle yesterday for the first time. To say we were in awe with the place is an understatement. What a wonderful, interesting and enthralling place it is. We ambled around the grounds for 2 1/2 hours during which time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This amazing castle is county Carlow's hidden gem and is lived in by the same family for generations. It is a totally unspoiled historical treasure and although the grounds are not pristine it certainly retains the old world atmosphere of a bygone era in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Huntington Castle is a hidden treasure. It is located in the beautiful village of Clonegal in County Carlow, in picturesque peace at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains. Dating back to 1625, it is beautifully preserved with ornate, antique furnishings and perfectly maintained gardens. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you are traveling between Dublin and the South you would be crazy not to visit this understated gem. Owned and run by the same family line for 100’s of years. You will be treated to a personal guided tour that sets the standard for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Will A
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Recently my friends & I (young moms with toddlers & new baby) payed a visit to this amazing and most beautifully kept castle. Having small children it was an opportunity to meet and have a cuppa and where else to unwind and relax away from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

If you love history then visit this castle if your in town. The tour is worth doing as the lady who took us around and In the castle definitely had a passion for the history of this castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the castle as part of a family reunion weekend in Wicklow. There were 12 adults (9 paid for both gardens and tour) and two toddlers. Assuming it was similar to a UK national trust property and because there was nothing mentioned in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AlexDRob, Manager at Huntington Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Dear Belfast Ruth, sorry to hear you were disappointed by your experience - although you may have assumed it was similar rules to a National Trust experience we are in fact a totally family run property and have no large organisation behind us. (There is...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We wanted to visit the castle and do the tour recently but we found it to be a difficult and rather stressful experience and decided against it at the last minute. We arrived in the castle yard just as the last tour of the afternoon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BabyBoomer2354
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Huntington castle last Monday and did the tour of the house. The lady giving the tour is brilliant. My 8 year old son thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. The gardens are beautiful and there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sumorumo
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Our children are young so we didnt take the house tour. The gardens were lovely to walk around. The kids playground was a letdown. For the gardens and the walk...its worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Denise S
5 January 2019|
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Response from pammysummers | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the Castle is open until May, the gardens and tea room are open earlier. More information is on their web site From what I can remember from last year the first tour is 2pm and is every hour until 5pm, best... More
Brenda H
25 June 2018|
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Response from 898patricia | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as I recall, €5 for gardens only, or €9 for entry to gardens and a tour of the house. Cafe was reasonable prices too. Hope that helps.
30 April 2017|
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Response from 591alan | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You should context the vendor. Alan