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Minard Castle

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Address: Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
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+353 66 915 1188
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USD 246.44*
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Worthy Diversion

On the way from Inch Beach to Dingle Town, you will see signs for this castle ruin. The drive down will be steep but I recommend it because it's right on the beach and who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flaneur40
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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812 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the way from Inch Beach to Dingle Town, you will see signs for this castle ruin. The drive down will be steep but I recommend it because it's right on the beach and who doesn't love a castle on a beach?

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Guilford, CT
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Unless you are hiking the Dingle Way, you might not find this old castle ruin. It is really just a broken bit of a tower, cordoned off so that you can't get too close, but it overlooks a beautiful sand and stone beach and a great view of Dingle Bay. There is a "magic well" nearby and the whole place... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Minard Castle is a place we visit every time we come to Dingle. It is out of the way and hard to find but well worth the effort. We are usually alone and it is so peaceful and fun.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It's tough to find, get a map. Worth the trip. Nice view, fun beach. Wear sturdy shoes to climb the rocks. Decent parking too.

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Yes, the castle's ruins are on private property, and the owner doesn't allow people to get very close. However, there is a nice car park, and the setting is just wonderful. Although you can't get close to the ruin, there are plenty of opportunities to get some fantastic photos. Yes, the location is a bit off the beaten track, but... More 

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La Conner, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Some towering ruins on a scenic bit of coastline. You aren't allowed to get too close, but when you see it, that makes good sense. It is located right along the Dingle Way, there is a nice beach for a picnic, and ACTUAL parking (not just the scary shoulder spots that seem common in West Ireland...) for 10-12 cars.

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Hagensborg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I came across Minard Castle on my hike of the Dingle Way. The trail had been mostly on back roads with lovely views of hills and farmers fields, and I came around a bend and this scene greeted me. It was absolutely breathtaking. I spent an hour painting a picture of the castle.

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Minard Castle was attacked in 1650 by Cromwell's forces. The damage is still visible, and signs indicate it is unsafe to enter, however there are no barricades preventing walking up to it. The views of the castle and of the Iveragh Peninsula across Kells Bay are unobstructed by anything modern. Hidden in the shadows of the castle is Tobar Eoin... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful Castle ruins situated on top of a hill right on the beach with the mosyt amazing views. This is on private property so explore at your own risk. I have added informational pictures and others. It is a shame its gone into such disrepair but its beautiful none the less. Musty SEE!!

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Morrison, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We followed the map down the mostly single track road to Minard Castle. There is a parking area off road, which was nice to have. The Castle sits at the water's edge making it a very scenic. We were there toward the end of the day. There are Private Property signs, so exploration of the castle was discouraged, still a... More 

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