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Wild Atlantic Way Self-Guided Bike Tour from Clifden
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Electric Biking Tour on the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“sky road” (40 reviews)
“nice walk” (14 reviews)
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Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A nice walk but really sad to see this beautiful old building falling into wrack and ruin. Rough track but ok for kids.

Thank thomas m
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Being in this castle is well worth the walk in and out to see it. The walk itself is quite attractive and the hill is quite gentle. This is not a very old castle (1800's I believe), but has wonderful architectural features. You can meander...More

Thank Elonthego
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Finding this gem is a bit tricky. The only sign for it is posted on the road that you walk down to get to the castle. It is a simply hand made white sign with the word castle and an arrow assuring you that you...More

1  Thank karalynn2017
Reviewed 1 June 2017

But do visit!!! Beautiful ruins and scenery. We walked around for almost an hour. Wonderful photo opportunities if you like. Wear stable shoes and tread carefully.

1  Thank krellier
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is not a grand restored castle. It is a ruin at the end of a "no cars allowed" cattle road. The journey walking to the castle and the accompanying views are almost better than the castle itself.

Thank milehi5280
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The castle itself is not extraordinary but the walk to there is very nice. Great view ! Especially at evening time

Thank NikoleNiak
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A short walk from Abbeyglen castle, or Sky road, great castle ruins give an indication of architecture and building techniques.

Thank JocelynW32810
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Not a tower house, definitely more of a castle! Very pleasant walk from the car park with wonderful views along the way.

Thank THutcheson
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The castle is amazing, if you get a bit of a sun you can make a wonderful photo session. To get to the castle is a bit of a challenge, but 100% worth it. The surroundings are charming, green grass, cows, horses, sheeps and view...More

Thank agatka-gro
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This castle is located above Glifden and has all the charm and ambiance you would expect from a building that is over 180 years old. The service was great and the restaurant and bar has some great features that will help make your visit a...More

Thank George G
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mmkapu
10 January 2018|
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Response from Linerguy | Reviewed this property |
There's not much of a car park; basically it's just a triangular patch that you pull into.
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Little_brown_cutie
17 April 2017|
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Response from LaureVinet |
Yes or course. No problem. We have went with a dog, with lead. There are som cows and sheeps but behind fields.
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Little_brown_cutie
17 April 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Depending on which route you take, the dog might need help with the gates or a style or two, but otherwise it shouldn't be a problem.
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