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Ferns Castle

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Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
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What a view!!

Lovely trip with my wife to South Ireland and it's hidtoric sights, loved Ferns Castle, real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Start at the castle.....

Was staying nearby so decided to go on heritage walk as per local leaflet - had thought it may be a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely trip with my wife to South Ireland and it's hidtoric sights, loved Ferns Castle, real history and what an amazing view from the roof!! We got fine weather which was a real bonus!! thank you to the staff who were most helpful.

Thank frankmontane48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was staying nearby so decided to go on heritage walk as per local leaflet - had thought it may be a bit of a con trick - delighted to find that it was not. It is amazing to think that the castle and the town...More

Thank Famrave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ferns castle offers something unique, a free outing for all the family that truly is amazing. The castle looks like a ruin with nothing to see, but the tour really proved that you can't judge a castle by its cover!! Our guide Eoin made history...More

1  Thank Coislinne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful example of the tumultuous times in Irish History told through an excellent example of an Irish castle. Our guide, Eoin, expertly guided us through over 400 years of history making the main protagonists of Henry 2nd, Strongbow and Dermot come alive. If you...More

Thank feldy1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to take a guided tour to see this castle, but it's free. Don't normally like guided tours but Larry, the guide, was an absolute fund of interesting information, which really enhanced our visit. View from the top of the castle (Larry pointed out...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Paid a visit to Ferns Castle with my wife and daughter, took the tour with Larry Smith, tour guide, full of information and very humorous which made it so enjoyable. The weather was hot and sunny which made it all the better, the visit lasted...More

Thank Broomstickrider
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We stopped of here on our way to Waterford from Dublin and are very pleased we did, you can get a free tour which takes about 45 mins and we were lucky enough to get a young Irishman named Owen, who is an excellent story...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

From the outside of Ferns Castle looks like any other castle ruins, but our tour with the excellent tour guide LARRY SMITH brought this castle alive his knowledge is unbelievable he kept us interested from start to finish Larry kept everyone involved making us laugh...More

Thank _gerardjcarr
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We really loved this tour! Knowledgeable and friendly guide, amazing ruins! Our clan has a tie to the history so that made it even richer, but I think the experience would be enjoyable by anyone.

Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not a big history fan and had gone to visit the ferns tapestry but then Christina was so full of enthusiasm about the castle and offered us a tour so I decided to accept. I was amazed at her knowledge. She transported me into...More

Thank okeeffeclan
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