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Bunratty Castle
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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Admission Ticket
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Bunratty
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Bunratty Castle Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Bunratty Folk Park Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! meet the village characters, sample some freshly baked bread by our resident Bean an Ti's (woman of the house) and for little visitors explore of quaint fairy village and pirate adventure playground
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here staff was fantastic funny and entertaining

Had a wonderful time. Must see and the wit of the Irish breath taking

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We recently toured Bunratty Castle with on an EF Tour. The castle is very interesting with a rich history. The views from the top are very nice. Strolling through the village you will see replicas of thatched buildings and houses and see how people worked and lived in the 19th century. The gift shop is nice. There is additional shopping and a cute cafe across the street.

Thank jjbrady2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stopped at the caste and village on a tour and thoroughly enjoyed our time in both. The castle has been very well restored and offers a good glimpse into medieval life. The village has lots of fun things, especially for children. We even got to meet two Irish Wolfhounds!

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

3rd visit it was during the winter but the grounds and areas were a little tired Andy needed updating. Would visit again

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure about going in as thought the price a bit steep but actually this was great value- easily filled 3hrs! If you don’t know what a folk museum is (I didn’t!) its basically a series of authentically restored houses and shops depicting how people used to live (really fascinating). The castle was great and I would’ve loved to have booked a banquet And I can imagine that people with younger children would’ve got a lot out of the playground and animals - lots of places to run around.
Good quality gift shop

Thank Lucinda C
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