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“nice walk” (13 reviews)
Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Even though it was drizzling, the short hike to the castle was well worth it. You can see the water and farmlands along the way. The path is a bit rocky but it wasn't too bad. The castle ruins were beautiful and it's a good...More

2  Thank Sati76
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The pathway to the castle is not so good for anyone not too good on their feet, there are now a lot of stones all along the pathway, which is great as it is no longer muddy underfoot (until almost at the end) so it...More

1  Thank valtango
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were on the Sky Loop road & took a lovely short walk to the castle. There were delicious blackberries on the walk & beautiful songbirds to enjoy their calls. The castle has some remaining decorative facades. Well worth the walk

1  Thank rjdelisle
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Clifden Castle. The scenery walking down to it was great, also the cows were almost within touching distance, definitely make you feel like you're in Ireland. We spent about an hour here checking out the different rooms and taking...More

1  Thank sharonmcclurg
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Definitely worth a visit to see this castle ruin. It is a short 10 minute hike to get from the parking by the gates to the actual ruin, so wear sturdy shoes, and enjoy the walk down to tour the grounds. There are some horses,...More

1  Thank DMedici
Reviewed 10 September 2016

It is remarkable to me that Irish people cannot see the potential of places like this and invest in them to restore them. I am saddened that this structure has not been taken into care by the state. Well worth the visit as it is,...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The ruined castle is a short but Ricky walk off the Sky Road. Well worth the walk there. The castle is in ruins but fun to explore and walk around and through.

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We drove right past the car park area since we were following GPS, but there is a little area right where the beach road and sky road meet and you walk through the stone arch to join the path. It was cold and rainy the...More

2  Thank jessica s
Reviewed 26 August 2016

just 15' walking ...and a so beautiful castle appears! find out the path to walk down from here to beach road and then on beach road go straight to the bar down at the harbour...

Thank Aurora E
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped here on our Sky Road drive. It was well worth a look. Please be aware there are people residing in a rear residence. We made sure not to park in the driveway and to respect their privacy. The castle sin Ireland are outstanding.

Thank Kathy O
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Can you take a dog (on lead) on this walk?
17 April 2017|
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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Can you take a dog (on lead) on this walk?
17 April 2017|
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.
Rick Where do you park? Do you drive through the arch way or park out on the road and walk in? I'm going in May.
14 April 2017|
Response from LaureVinet |
You CAN park on front on the castle entrance. There is a little park but no well indicated. On front on thé feodal entrance.
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