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“sky road” (40 reviews)
“nice walk” (14 reviews)
Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short walk down and it was cold and muddy but really worth it. Beautiful quiet place to visit. Would have love a bit of history about the castle.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the chance while in Clifden this is well worth a vist. Accessed by a lovely walk with great views.

Thank 29OAK
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Look for the castle-like structure to the left on the Sky Road the private owners built to commemorate the castle, which is about a 10-minute walk down a jeep-road along pastures and a few megaliths along the way. The destination is gorgeous and usually not...More

Thank JackHonolulu
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice side trip. Makes it more interesting if you take some time in advance to learn about the D'Arcy family who actually lived there. It's hard to believe that people lived there seeing the condition it is in now.

Thank GoToKnowTo
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We went out to the castle at the suggestion of Brian Hughes at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel and were not disappointed. It’s beautiful and you can almost imagine John Darcy living there.

Thank Shawna K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Clifden Castle was built in the 18th century in a Gothic Revival style and was only lived in for approximately 90 years before it was abandoned. My sons and I had a great time wandering around the grounds and exploring. The parking area is not...More

Thank adegrenier1
Reviewed 28 September 2017

First of all, let's get it straight: this is not what most people would consider a real castle. Instead, it's the ruin of a manor house that was built in 1818, and is located west of the town of Clifden. It's been uninhabited since 1894,...More

Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you're into castle ruins, this is the place for you! You have to hike to it, and the path can be very muddy. However, the ruins are very scenic, and we took some great photos there.

Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed 13 September 2017

You'll be rewarded with stunning scenery and the old Clifden Castle. It's a shame that it's abandoned, but still a beautiful sight!

Thank Scott5342
Reviewed 12 September 2017

As described by some it is not a old castle but a manor house built in the early 1800's. Still the views from the ruins from the make it a nice stop to see. Not very busy and you can walk thru what is left.

Thank tyee2001
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17 April 2017|
Response from LaureVinet |
Yes or course. No problem. We have went with a dog, with lead. There are som cows and sheeps but behind fields.
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17 April 2017|
Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Depending on which route you take, the dog might need help with the gates or a style or two, but otherwise it shouldn't be a problem.
14 April 2017|
Response from LaureVinet |
You CAN park on front on the castle entrance. There is a little park but no well indicated. On front on thé feodal entrance.
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