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Ross Castle seems to be the highlight here so do explore it and get up as high as you can--it's worth the views. But if you take time to walk around the island also you see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Ross Castle seems to be the highlight here so do explore it and get up as high as you can--it's worth the views. But if you take time to walk around the island also you see amazing sights on Lough Lein. I was there just before sunset in January, so the skies were fabulous. There are boats available for hire... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

At Ross Castle have a wander around the castle grounds but to me if you have seen one ruined castle you have often seen them all. There are some lovely views to be had here however over Lake Leane. The reflection of the mountains in the lake is particularly good.

Thank JAA_MK
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The ruin that is Ross Castle is situated on a beautiful lake where the the reflection of the mountains hitting the water is spectacular. The castle itself you can walk around it but you cannot go inside. The view across the lake is stunning and if you like there is a 45 minute cruise that you can take which will... More 

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Co kildare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We walked to Ross castle and took the guided tour. Great guide knows her history, pleasant to listen to. Enjoyed your and would recommend it.

Thank Patkathleen
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice island with small castle. Take bread with you - there are a lot of very hungry ducks. There is a pier with small boats to Inishfallen Island and Abbey and other parts of Killarney National Park. Has small cafe and toilets.

Thank alisasira
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Park at Ross Castle to have a wander around the castle grounds, then carry on through the forest to see ruins of the old Copper Mine and Governor's Rock. Along the way there are some lovely views and gorgeous spots to sit and take in the views over Lough Leane.

Thank stalkercat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Visited the area on numerous occasions but first time in a jaunting car arriving via the Killarney Park and the lake side. This is one of the most spectacular places you could hope to visit and even in autumn with the fall the views and scenery is fabulous with the castle, lake and mountains to add to the experience. On... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We rented a home just of Ross Road and across from the race track; there is a 9 hole golf course within the infield. It was a easy 15 minute into Killarney and a 55 minute round trip stroll to Ross Castle. The Jaunty Carts go right by and they'll pick you up and drop you off anywhere along the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We left Ross Castle and escaped into the forest following an ancient mining trail. The forest was beautiful with some huge old trees and plenty of moss growing over ancient rocks, we past various remnants of bygone eras including an ancient mining site used in the Bronze Age. There were plenty of little side paths which lead us to the... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Although not strictly an island, this piece of paradise is surrounded by water on three sides. A narrow footpath takes you round the island, be aware that it can be a a bit mushy underfoot if it has rained prior to your visit. There are many picturesque outlook points on the way, but the tranquility of the surroundings, a bit... More 

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