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A historic site with little remains

Very little to see here but if you like history and want to see the remains of an important coastal... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
County Wicklow, Ireland
via mobile
Beautiful views!

Although there is very little left of the castle, the views offered at this site are well worth the... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Monica E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading others reviews I wasn't expecting to see a lot apart from some coastal views and small ruins. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The views were absolutely breathtaking. There is only the remnants of one partial external wall of the castle, however, there are...More

Thank TheAistearLife
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very little to see here but if you like history and want to see the remains of an important coastal stronghold then this is worth a look. There is a small Car Park nearby and other points of interest including historical Napoleon era Gun bays....More

Thank walshimaging
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Although there is very little left of the castle, the views offered at this site are well worth the short walk from the center of town to get there. The water, cliffs, pier and harbor are stunning from this vantage point. Bring a snack and...More

Thank Monica E
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Black Castle is just a short easy walk from downtown Wicklow. There is an historic plaque that gives a brief history. The ruins are indeed ruins and the adventurous are free to climb about it. I looked out through the remaining window hole and imagined...More

2  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It was again nice to visit something where you were free to roam and it was free to do so, I found that this place was great in many ways. We went through the site, down to the beach and checked out all of the...More

1  Thank Moose3737
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A Nice small ruรฏne next to the sea. It was cold and windy. And we found the castle via luck. It was a Nice suprize for us! Not to big, just fun to see.

Thank Sidney R
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed stumbling upon this site. It gave a beautiful view of the water. Definitely a neat, free artifact to check out if in the area! Parking was convenient by the wharf.

Thank kelseytryon
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

There really isn't much to see here. This is the site of a former castle where there is very little left to view. Is truly ruins. Having said that a view of the Irish sea from this point is stunning. I wouldn't go out of...More

Thank TravelBuff97
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I really like wandering around the ruins of this castle. It is amazing what you can find on the side of the road in Ireland. The location is lovely.

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Really beautiful place to take nice photos with sea, Meadow and old irish Castle, been there twice, will come back.

Thank TimoSchumacher
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20 March 2016|
Response from snowyogi | Reviewed this property |
Is Tinnycross in Co Kildare? If so you will have to get a bus to Dublin city centre and get the 133 Expressway bus to Wicklow. The 133 will get you from Dublin in about an hour and 30mins
20 March 2016|
Response from Adrienne D | Reviewed this property |
I see that Tinnycross House is on the other side of Wicklow to the Black Castle. Unfortunately, there is no direct public transport across. If you hire a car, you can take a wonderful drive over the Wicklow Gap, visit... More
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Response from Sidney R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit it always. Itโ€™s on public Ground and Fred to visit
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