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All reviews private property sky road nice walk standing stones barbed wire cattle and sheep sturdy shoes follow the path rocky road manor house stone arch beautiful ruins overlooking the bay gothic revival style boardwalk cafe signs warning broken glass
It took a while to locate, but we found the wall and arch that has a dirt path that leads to the ruins. After a short walk on the pather, we drove further up the road and saw it from that vantage point.
We were staying at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel just up the street from here and they recommended this walk. We got a bit turned around as we were going to take the "hike" part of the walk and ended up walking among the cows on...More
We drove to the entrance of the path that leads to Clifden Castle and walked (in the rain) from there, but it was an interesting castle. It was a little more modern than some of the others we had seen, but still interesting to look...More
We were driving the sky road and spotted the castle. It’s not signposted but found it ok. It’s a lovely old ruin a 18th century castle in the gothic style. Worth a half wander but there is no information about it at the site so...More
I could see the place but could not find the path to get down to the castle. This was unfortunate since it looked pretty cool from the cliff above. It was also not on the map providing on places to visit.
The Castle was very easy to find so don't be dismayed by the earlier reviews. The walk out to the Castle was half the fun...wild blackberries were abundant. The breeze off the ocean just enhanced the physical beauty en route. Sheep, horses and cows...oh my!...More
This is off the Sky Road and you can't see it from the road. Then you walk down a dirt rocky road which takes about 15 minutes. But along the way there are sheep, horses and sometimes cow. The castle is a wonderful ruins.
The castle itself is dated 19th century and yet it is in a complete state of abandon. The ruins are covered in ivy and poorly reinforced with those who seem homemade wooden pillars and barriers... Truly a pity to see such a poor care for...More