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Bunratty Castle

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Bunratty, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Bunratty Castle Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Bunratty Folk Park Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! meet the village characters, sample some freshly baked bread by our resident Bean an Ti's (woman of the house) and for little visitors explore of quaint fairy village and pirate adventure playground
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“farm animals” (71 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bunratty, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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Reviewed yesterday

This castle tour is really fun, we walked the grounds later in the day and had the place almost to ourselves. well worth the price and time to tour.

Thank pmurphy67
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle, which was once completely abandoned, was very bare, compared to the other castles we had seen. But, you can feel the harsh life people once had. If the rich lived this way, can you imagine how the poor lived ?

Thank ETC363
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This castle is amazing! The history surrounding it..the winding staircases..the rooms..everything is fabulous. On the grounds of the castle are replica homes and businesses set up like it must have been in the past. Animals on the grounds too..the best being the Irish wolfhounds. Terrific...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went there with an Irish friend (being Canadian myself), who was not so keen on going, thinking this is one of Ireland’s most touristy place. He was blown away when we both realised that this place as so much to offer! The restauration and...More

Thank chantalrgagnon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This castle is on 26 acres and has several additional buildings. Examples of yesterday lofty Life. Ok couple centuries ago. Self guided so you can walk away your pace and explore at your will. The castle is not handicapped as it oui s a real...More

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bunratty Castle is a must do if you’re in Limerick/Clare. It has so much to do and see for all ages. Obviously there’s the castle itself but there’s also a heritage village, lots of animals to see, a great Fairy Village for the little ones...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A massive medieval fortress! Worth the visit but come early as it gets very crowded. I recommend touring the interior which we did but unguided. There’s a lot to see on the property too including servants quarters and animals such as goats, pigs, and chickens......More

Thank PatriciaT917
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Bunratty Castle a while ago and we really did enjoy it. Loved the folk village and the amazing old fashioned stores as well as farm/tractors etc The castle itself was picturesque! And not to mention the artefacts. We also really loved visiting the traditional...More

Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Bunratty Castle on a damp day but they did not dampen our spirits. The castle itself was absolutely fascinating - they have done a fabulous job of restoring it and the guides were so knowledgeable. Was so impressed with the folk park - such...More

Thank Elspeth M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an awesome first castle to see in Ireland! The grounds are amazing. The entire folk park is worth spending a day enjoying. Buildings were brought in and re assembled stone by stone. Depicts the typical village surrounding a castle. Each house represents the workers...More

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18 July 2018|
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Response from Jurassika | Reviewed this property |
We only had 2 hours and felt like one more hour would have really helped us see/hear everything! 3-3.30 (Family of 8 with 4 middle aged adults who walked at a comfortable pace and 4 kids)
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Lalita C
1 June 2018|
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Response from Regine N | Reviewed this property |
You can not bring the pram in the castle but they have high chairs
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Nancy H
13 April 2018|
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Response from Ger C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nancy, if you wanted something quite unique there is a place called Craggaunowen about 15-20 mins drive away. It’s a very special place, not that well known. Or alternatively you could come into Limerick and visit that... More
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