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Ballycarbery Castle

Cahersiveen, Ireland
+353 66 947 2777
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“ring of kerry” (36 reviews)
Cahersiveen, Ireland
+353 66 947 2777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a maintained castle - just ruins. Access is also tricky as there are no marked walkways. A very photogenic spot, but not busy at all.

Thank W_H_Can
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To us this ruin of a 16th century castle, ticks all the the boxes. Located on a hill, near the sea covered in ivy, for us this is what, fairy tales are made up of. this is defiently a must whilst driving the ring.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting this castle ruin for nearly thirty years! The castle is on private property but until recently one could walk up to the castle itself. I suspect for purposes of safety, it is fenced and one is no longer permitted direct access to...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Apparently you could walk through the castle before. However, now the gate is locked and there is a big sign telling you to stay out. Too bad.

Thank TeG85
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Nice to see from afar but is not open to the public anymore. Down a small road and close to some other forts. Worth seeing.

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were lucky that the access was open so we could easily enter and walk around these castle ruins. There is a little place where you can park, a dodgy looking man was there offering us to hold a lamb, we declines as we knew...More

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It is beautiful. I'd recommend it if your in a car. By foot I felt it was a waste of energy unfortunately. You can't get past the gate either, or well, are told not to.

Thank Ch6rlie
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

How have people written reviews saying about climbing around the ruins? Like one of the other reviews we found it locked and out of bounds. Still worthwhile but don't travel specially.

Thank Reuben S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There is not much to see here except an old ruin -- but that is the charm of the place. You are able to explore the place with just a bit of explanation of what you are seeing.

Thank BillScottsdale
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Wonderful Castle ruin in Cahersiveen, Ireland. So many photo ops. You can get up close and personal to the castle. Beautiful in the Irish countryside.

Thank VaT R
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