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Charleville Castle

Tullamore, Ireland
+353 57 932 3040
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Enchanting walk

A few really beautiful walks leading to the castle. There is a real sense of tge mystical and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Enda W
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Interesting look around

A group of 6 of us visited for the morning, castle itself is interesting to look at, the stories... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
discoadelaide
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Adelaide, Australia
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Charleville castle is a building which has been rescued from near ruin by volunteers and a voluntary organisation - it has been described as Irelands leading historical architect, Francis Johston's masterpiece. It is maintained authentic and unchanged and we rotate volunteers to mind it 24 hours a day 365 days a year - but also to keep it open to the public. it is famous for its ghosts stories and unique architecture - but it is not a state-funded project and depends entirely on volunteers and supporters - so many people, thousands, have expressed their love of the building and support - we hope you will get a real feeling of what it is to keep a castle like this alive when you visit - see you here!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Tullamore, Ireland
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+353 57 932 3040
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A few really beautiful walks leading to the castle. There is a real sense of tge mystical and history here all at once. You can call for a guided tour by the conservation group there.

Thank Enda W
Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Thanks enjoy

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 of us visited for the morning, castle itself is interesting to look at, the stories and tales that go along with it is what makes it worth while.

Thank discoadelaide
Reviewed 24 August 2017

my family and i were staying close to this castle last july and tried to visit , but a concert was on and we couldnt get in. note to self, must visit next time we are in the area. So we are at the gates...More

2  Thank snowgul
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had my wedding pictures here and it was fab. I haven't got my official wedding pictures yet but from what our photographer showed us, they are going to be stunning. Got some lovely pictures of all the guys on the stair case. Almost regal feel...More

1  Thank louisemerrell1986
Dudley S, volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Delighted for you and thanks Dudley

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely castle we really enjoyed our visit even though the tour isn't very long, our guide was very knowledgeable and relayed all the information brilliantly. Somebody needs to free up some funds to enable the full restoration of this beautiful castle. The volunteers are doing...More

1  Thank Gizmo123456789
Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Many thanks for your visit, support and encouragement - see you again - travel safe

Reviewed 21 July 2017

I loved this place so much! The wedding pictures we got taken here were fantastic. Dudley was very reasonable and kind to allow us in to the castle at a tiny expense. I would highly recommend this venue for pictures.

Thank king d
Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you so much - we enjoyed your wedding photoshoot and appreciate your support. We, the volunteers, need all the help we can get. Many thanks again

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This Castle is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately when we rang the bell nobody was there to answer to do a tour inside. Spent probably about 15 minutes outside walking around looking at the different flowers and rose bushes. The lane leading up to the castle was...More

1  Thank ConnectFourHikers
Reviewed 12 June 2017

good attraction for the young or old there is indoor and outside to be viewed it is a great day out for all

Thank irishairamb
Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Many many thanks

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Absolutely my favorite castle we toured in our two weeks in Ireland. Stumbled across it on accident, and so glad we did! The tour guide was great. Such an amazing story and great work by a group of volunteers. Hope to return some day to...More

2  Thank Richard W
Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Many thanks for your kind words and support. Yes we like to hear people remind us tat the castle - she is worth it all. Looking forward to your return Best wishes from all here Duty Officer (Volunteer)

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

First off, the castle is absolutely exciting to explore and learn about. The details that went into the creation of this place is like nothing seen before. We had a volunteer give us a lengthy tour and fascinating history about Charlleville. Having traveled well over...More

1  Thank Laura B
Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

We are so delighted and proud that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the importance of keeping it all alive thank you thank you

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Patricia P
6 March 2017|
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Response from Dudley S | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are open all year by prior appointment, including November 11 to 15. You can make arrangements by email which you can find on our website. Please remember we are a an organisation made up by volunteers so advance... More
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Advntr_Junkee
21 February 2017|
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Response from Dudley S | Property representative |
Hi Yes the castle is open, by appointment, year round. From Arch to September it is open to "drop-in" tours from Midday to 5.30 pm. We look forward to your visit Regards Volunteer in Charge
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