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Address: Cashel, Ireland
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+353 62 61437
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

A majestic medieval fortress now in ruins: contains the Hall of Vicars and...

A majestic medieval fortress now in ruins: contains the Hall of Vicars and a 13th century cathedral.

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Rock of Cashel

If time allows it is well worth the guided tour to get all of the history. Great view of the area and Hoare Abbey.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Don W
Jerseyville, Illinois
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Jerseyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If time allows it is well worth the guided tour to get all of the history. Great view of the area and Hoare Abbey.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history of the Rock of Cashel, it's beauty, and its commanding position (and views) of the region make it a special place -- even for Ireland. Frankly, Rock of Cashel by itself was more impressive than the combined attractions of Dublin.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing piece of medieval history, dating from the 13th century ahead of the Norman invasions. The views of the midlands are pretty awesome, and there is a 30 minute video viewing to give an historical context to the uninitiated. Some rooms of the castle has been restored to how they would have been centuries ago, while larger... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful view. Minimum stairs, so reasonable access for disabled visit inside. Informative video to watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rock of Cashel was amazing, even with the scaffolding up on part of the building and not being able to tour Cormac's Chapel, but the scaffolding is coming down now! All I can say is that I absolutely loved the part of it that was open to us, so it'll be even better when the whole thing is open.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Rock. Certainly, it is impressive. Awe-inspiring. We did not take a guided tour. The crowds were a bit oppressive when we went, so you felt unable to really stand and appreciate all you were seeing. It's a marvel. We went during what is normally considered to be a shoulder month. I'd not go during high season. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly, one could wonder around the castle and see wonderful sights from the view out over the paddocks full of black and white cows to the ancient carvings in the chapel but we were lucky enough to have a great guide who made sense of every aspect of the building and its surrounds for us.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rock of Cashel was one of our highlights in Ireland. It is very impressive what people were able to build centuries ago. And wow - it must have been even more impressive back in that days. The view from to Rock of Cashel is great - we had a day of blue sky and sunshine and could overlook almost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's so much Christian and Celtic history dating back to the 12th century that informs this must-see sight that it would be disingenuous of me simply to copy-paste passages from Wikipedia to help you appreciate it from a Yelp review. Just realize that as you drive on the wrong side - I mean the left side - of the road... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though the chapel was closed for repairs, still worth a visit. It was an imposing sight from the town below. You could see for miles at the top and 40 shades of lovely green could be seen from above, as well as sheep. The history is amazing and the graveyard feels somewhat reminiscent of a horror movie with the ancient... More 

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