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Ross Castle

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This 15th-century castle is the subject of numerous historical myths, including that of a ghost who still makes appearances at the castle.
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Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really cool if you like visiting castles. We got great pictures. The front of the castle was flooded when we went but that made the pictures even better. The boats around and the trees were awesome. There was a plaque with the history on it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beorwyrm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's nice around here.. Lovely bit of history.. They also do boat tours of the lakes. Great day out!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kellkellmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a quick drive down to Ross Castle from Killarney town (5 mins but felt like we were miles away!). The castle itself was closed but there was a beautiful view of the lake and we walked the trails around the area. You could easily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Just_Baumann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is surrounded by beauty and water. You can see so much from the castle and it has great views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is beautifully restored and the tour is very informative. It’s amazing to think how people lived. The guide did an excellent job of explaining daily life in the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kat5409
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ross Castle is a typical example of an Irish Chieftain stringhold during the Middle Ages. Built in the late 15th century by O'Donoghue Ross chieftains, the castle is surrounded by curtain walls and flanking towers (only two remain). Although it fell into sever decay when...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cubmaster99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a Jaunting Car inside the National Park and stopped at The Ross Castle. We pulled up and were silent taking in the Magical views of the Castle against the lake with the rising fog. It was a beautiful setting. We toured the castle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lollygal
Reviewed 10 November 2018

An amazing place to visit beautifully reconstructed and a wonderful guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HermanandSandra
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We enjoyed our trip to Ross Castle. The views right off the lake, boat tours and the tour through this tower house was awesome! Definitely gives you a better perspective on how people lived in 1700-1800's.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DanB2754
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A stop for the hop on hop off bus tour. worth about 15 minutes. The lake behind the castle is lovely. The bus driver gave a short history of this as an important stronghold for 200 years.

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 September 2018|
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Response from Discoveranewyou | Reviewed this property |
They have an outdoor area with picnic benches and tables. You can get hot beverages and soft drinks and cakes, biscuits etc in a small shop on site.
17 April 2018|
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Response from Betsy R | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, only at the Castle.
Tom P
5 August 2017|
Response from travelbugPJ | Reviewed this property |
The Ross Castle B&B is in Oldcastle County Meath and not the one in Killarney. There is a disclaimer in their website.