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