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Ross Castle

Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 5851
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This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 5851
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wasn't open for tours in the winter months but a great place to take some photos. We took a jaunting car ride back to town and had a great bit of history that we missed since the castle was closed

Thank barbara b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect experience. From the drive there, a boat ride, exploring the castle grounds and topping it off with a horse drawn jaunting ride through the park it was just perfect! The drivers will negotiate but you’ll end up with basically the same lovely ride...More

Thank Betsy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great castle to walk around and take a picture with the view of the lake and mountains especially with the sunset. Only a 5 minute drive from Killarney but was closed when we went but would have loved to have a tour inside the castle.

Thank Panettonet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history, Ross Castle is definitely worth visiting. Situated on edge of lake it offers spectacular views of Killarney State Park. Great photo opps! Recommend taking tour to learn about what daily life was like living in a castle! Very enlightening and enjoyable...More

1  Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was closed when we went, but it was still super fun to walk around the castle ruins and take photos!

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed the last two nights of 2917 bringing in the new year. Fabulous hotel, from the time you walk in reception, you feel very welcome by the friendly staff, not only in hotel but also in the restaurant and bar. It is fabulously decorated,...More

Thank Herminiajoao
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Brought back some magical memories of my childhood , we used to visit with my grandparents while visiting each summer catch a boat out onto the lake . The view across the lake is stunning great for anybody interested in photography , the castle is...More

Thank procus
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Ross's castle, in itself, is nothing more than just another beautiful Irish castle. The most interesting thing, however, is the facing lake. We took a small boat, piloted by a gentleman, and we arrived at an uninhabited island where we visited an ancient monastery. Recommended

Thank Max8822
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Do not miss this castle if you are in the park. It is situated on a lake with swans swimming and views of mountains. It is spectacular.

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 6 December 2017

First thing to note is this place gets very crowed in a hurry. If you intend to visit, do it early in the day. Even in October there weren't enough spots for all the buses and parking for cars is limited. With that out of...More

Thank Curious_Chemist
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Tom P
5 August 2017|
Response from travelbugPJ | Reviewed this property |
The Ross Castle B&B is in Oldcastle County Meath and not the one in Killarney. There is a disclaimer in their website.
30 July 2017|
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Response from paidir65 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot have any food or drink out during your tour however there are lovely areas outside to eat and enjoy the brilliant views.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Ron Y | Reviewed this property |
There are a few in and around the castle, but to be honest it's so busy and crowed, it's not the sort of place I would stop for a picnic. Too noisy.