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Ballycarbery Castle

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
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This castle is amazing, very unique - it is left in it's rawness as a ruin in the middle of a field. Cows & cattle are munching grass as the tourist wander in and around the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eeilish
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle is amazing, very unique - it is left in it's rawness as a ruin in the middle of a field. Cows & cattle are munching grass as the tourist wander in and around the broken walls & doors. My family & I really got a kick out the site - my boys loved adventuring up & over the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool ruin off the ring of Kerry. It's a short walk from the car park... fun to explore and take pictures. I climbed down the staircase but had to climb back up and come down the back way, as the end of the staircase was quite high off the ground and I didn't want to break an... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of this castle from Mannix Pt campground,just looks so mysterious in the background,absolutely perfect ruin and even better that you could explore all through it.Was a bit muddy getting to it but worth it.

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Thank sylviawellings1
Cork, Ireland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nothing special as not much's left of it but it is accessible and you can climb on it,take some pics and chill before you get on the fairy to Valentia Island.

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Thank alfamarija
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a lovely old castle = ruin of a castle which is + free + accessible at any time + has a free car park + looks gorgeous + if you are willing to ignore the "don't go beyond this point" sign you can even climb up to the first floor. (I take no responsibility for that) -... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The hubs and I visited Ballycarbery Castle last September, when it seemed all of Western Ireland was soggy. We trekked through the mud and wandered around this stunning sight for some awesome photos. I'd highly recommend packing your camera and mud shoes to slop your way to great pics!

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

One of the coolest places we stopped at on the Ring of Kerry. Yes, it takes a little bit of effort to get there, but it's well worth it. There's a small car park, which is about a three minute walk away from the castle itself, and there's no admission fee. You can walk around the entire structure (keeping an... More 

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Colorado
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Castles in Ireland come in all shapes, sizes and conditions. This one is small and in ruins. It is off the beaten path, but well worth a visit to those travelling by. It is free to visit. The views from the castle are beautiful. The best part is that you can climb through the ruins. On the backside of the... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was such an awesome place to explore. It was a little off the beaten path but I am so glad we took a chance. I loved how you could climb up on the castle and look out to the water. We went in the winter so besides a couple, we were the only ones there. I would love to... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

And old castle - in great condition, in the middle of a cow pasture. Public admittance is allowed, if you're comfortable around animals.

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