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“Well hidden castle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Minard Castle

Minard Castle
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US$ 233.29*
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Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee
Ranked #25 of 73 things to do in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
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Texas
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Well hidden castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

This is a very well hidden castle. Took us two trips to find this place. It was an very pretty castle but I am not sure if it was worth two trips and getting lost because it was not in our GPS and the maps did not help.

Visited September 2010
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“Beautiful Romantic Destroyed Castle; Pretty Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2010

Visited Dingle two weeks ago. Stopped here on the way to Slea Head. Our guide advised us not to even get next to the castle, because the stones are unstable. In fact, some of the road signs have been removed. The state of destruction of the castle (blown up by some of Oliver Cromwell's forces) just makes it look that much more haunting and romantic, to me.
The beach is really nice, no one else was there on a Friday morning when we went by. My teenage boys enjoyed climbing on the rocks, and getting their feet wet.
Latitude: 52° 7'34.96"N
Longitude: 10° 6'37.62"W

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Fantastic Faraway Ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

This castle is set in a beautiful bay and the scenary is fantastic BUT it is marked under private property with a lot of barbed wire fencing. It's pretty easy to hop the fence but we didn't. I'm sure there's a reason they don't let you climb on the ruins anymore to enjoy the view. It is still a great visit about 15 minutes drive off the road.

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“Another Cool Ruin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2008

To get to Minard coming from Dingle, turn right in Anascual onto the R561. Just follow the signs and the road will lead right to castle, set on a hill above a rocky beach. The castle is almost a prototypical Irish ruin--not in as good shape as say Ballycarbery in Cahersiveen, but nevertheless the fit and couragous can do a little climbing. The interior is mostly gone, but the external walls, covered in ivy, give you a good idea of what Minard once looked like.

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