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Coastal Castle

Beautiful, Coastal, Classiebawn Castle set high on Mullaghmore, County Sligo. Such a pity it is not open to the public for tours. It is owned privately.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, Coastal, Classiebawn Castle set high on Mullaghmore, County Sligo. Such a pity it is not open to the public for tours. It is owned privately.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I love this part of Sligo the Scenery is spectacular and the wild natural land beautiful. We would seriously recommend the entire area as a must visit.

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Thank MurphyMcCann
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were last here just over fourteen years ago, and the one thing I remember is Classiebawn Castle. Many of us can remember the shock when we heard that Lord Mountbatten had been murdered by terrorists back in August 1979. That put this castle on the map, a sit was the holiday home from which he had... More 

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Thank Barrie L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Castle looks stunning on the landscape, just a shame you can't get access to it with it being private.

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Castlebar, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Classiebawn Castle is a beautiful sight from a distance but is in fact a private residence and not open to the public. If you visit Mullaghmore and take pictures it is sure to look fantastic in the background. Beautiful castle with a sad history. It is unfair to give anything but an average review because you can't actually do anything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Classiebawn is a gothic castle dominating the lanscape near Mullaghmore. It is superb in its location. The castle is famous for its association with Lord Louis Mountbatten. He and his family used to holiday here. Very sadly, he was murdered in 1979 just beyond Mullaghmore harbour by the IRA.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Whilst you cannot get close to the castle the views from the coastline are spectacular. The small fishing village on the peninsula is beautiful and has some interesting history. Well worth a look.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This castle dominates the horizon from miles around and looks like a lovely castle/home. It is unfortunate it is not open to the public, as it does look like a great place to visit.

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The holdiay home of Lord Mountbatten who was murdered in the bay during "The Troubles" stands majestically on the cliffs. It looks like a fairytale castle and although the land and estate is now privately owned you can get fantastic views of it from the coastal paths and roads.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This building is not open to the public therefore review is very limited. If you are interested in photography it certainly makes an excellent 'point of interest' within the landscape. Sad history which many tourists probably miss.

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