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Address: Clifden, Ireland
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Bit of a hike

Interesting views and history. A narrow and rocky path up and down hills, also muddy in parts. Was a nice walk about a 50 min hike.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Interesting views and history. A narrow and rocky path up and down hills, also muddy in parts. Was a nice walk about a 50 min hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Be sure to wear the right shoes. You can't drive up to the castle. You have to park and then walk down to the castle. Beware the mud and slick rocks. Its all worth it once you get to the castle. It beautiful and best of all, free to tour.

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

On our last day in Ireland on our honeymoon, we decided we wanted to find some kind of old, magical-feeling historical attraction; some kind of thing that would sum up our trip perfectly. This location is barely advertised (be aware!), and we almost would have never heard of it except by chance. In fact, we didn't even think we were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The walk isn't too long (maybe 20 min) from the gate along sky road, but it can be muddy and shaky. Many loose rocks kept our feet wobbling and almost tripped several times, but we were wearing very casual shoes. Also, it can get extremely muddy near the castle. However, once you are there, it's a pretty cool site. Unfortunately,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The castle can only be accessed by foot and is a 15 minute walk down a rocky path (see picture) so you will need good shoes. You can park your car off the sky road near to the archway entrance (see picture) I would not advise trying to drive down to the castle, despite what google route planner may say.... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Walk is very easy along a mostly flat path (nothing like attempting to climb Croagh Patrick) and the castle is fun to look around. Gorgeous sea views as well. We were there in October and the weather was gorgeou, only one other group of tourists were there and after they left we were alone to take pics and explore a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The castle itself isn't much to look at once you've made the trek there. It's empty, derelict and even a bit dangerous. A more impressive sight from afar. The path to the castle from the road takes maybe 20 minutes or more and can fill in appreciably with water just before approaching the castle, depending on weather conditions. I'm sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Because there is no signage and the road looks more like private property, we were not sure what to expect. Once the castle came into view we knew we were in for a treat. Most of the time, we were the only visitors there and the castle and the views were spectacular. Suggest making sure your footwear is appropriate. I... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I read about this castle on TA and just had to find it. We drove out the Sky Road from Clifden and almost missed it because I don't think there are any signs. But when you see what looks like a castle entrance on the left side of the road, that's it! We parked along the street and started walking,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Even though it was drizzling, the short hike to the castle was well worth it. You can see the water and farmlands along the way. The path is a bit rocky but it wasn't too bad. The castle ruins were beautiful and it's a good place to take photos. This spot didn't pop up in any of the searches we... More 

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