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Really Old Castle

Fascinating that a Castle can become famous after only some King has visited there. This (a little... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
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King John's Castle

We drove out from Dundalk on the advice from the Lady running Fairlawns B & B she said nice place... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
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25 May 2018
“Really Old Castle”
1 week ago
“A lovely day out, but the castle wasn't open”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlingford was just lovely, and the view of the Mountains of Mourne from Carlingford on the day we went were spectacular. Unfortunately, the castle wasn't open to tour, but we were still able to get lovely pictures of it from the pier.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really the ruin of an once famous castle. Due to its conditions access is not allowed. In terms of location on the seafront is difficult to beat or actually miss if you are visiting Carlingford

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The area around the Castle is stunning Carlingford is a very pretty area but this castle isn't much of a castle more of a ruins it was being worked on when I was there so I couldn't get into it but from what I could...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Fascinating that a Castle can become famous after only some King has visited there. This (a little bit ruined) castle is known after King John has been visited there, at ancient times. But building itself is really old, built at 12th century. We visited it...More

1  Thank JaakkoTapio
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

There is a lot more history behind this castle than what the visitors information gives. Let's have in mind this is a 1000 year old castle, back in the times of the norman invasion. The views from the cliff are amazing and Pj O'hares pub...More

2  Thank Perla G
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Even though it was cold, it's definitely worth a peak around as it's such a beautiful view of the castle itself and then the lough as you meander around the walls. We were able to get some beautiful photos and it's enchanting how it's so...More

1  Thank Erica P
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

2  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

1  Thank Steven B
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