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Watch for relief from home (Britain) and keep out Vikings and Irish behind!

Being refurbished when we saw it, but worth waling right round for the view, for the massive... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Currently being restored. Magnificent views

This is a free attraction. It is currently being restored so all one can do is walk around the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
County Dublin, Ireland
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Carlingford, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Being refurbished when we saw it, but worth waling right round for the view, for the massive building itself and for the sense of being right there in 1179AD.

Thank VoxInfantorum
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a free attraction. It is currently being restored so all one can do is walk around the outer walls and take in the views.

Thank wardie2017
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We drove out from Dundalk on the advice from the Lady running Fairlawns B & B she said nice place to visit. On arriving at Carlingford we saw the castle, there is no entry to the castle and it has scaffolding up part of the...More

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

When you are down at the harbour in Carlingford, the castle draws the eye and adds to the picture perfect views across the sea lough to the Mourne mountains. Up close there is not much to see and you can't go inside. Nice viewpoint. Not...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Carlingford is an interesting and pleasant town with lovely views across the Lough. However, in my opinion this castle is an old ruin in a latter day strategic position. We walked around the walls in five minutes,saw the view and then walked on. Apparently,King John...More

1  Thank Jean D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This iconic castle ruin is the signature sight for Carlingford. Set within the village, its presence weaves into Carlingford’s Irish charm. This is a must do when visiting the area.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Like other reviewers, I felt it would have been much better if visitors could enter the castle. Even so, it was a good stop if you are in the area and as others have observed, the views across the firth are excellent.

Thank JE01
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It has scaffolding up on part of the structure at present but it is a great view from the castle across the bay.

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 1 October 2016

There is a lot of renovation going on but still worth a visit if you are in the town of Carlingford. Lovely views across the bay

1  Thank Pamela b
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I know the council heritage section and Carlingford community has been working hard behind the scenes to try to get this re-opened and I know that progress has been made - but come on Office of Public Works pull the finger out and just get...More

1  Thank abbyamadan
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