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“sky road” (39 reviews)
“nice walk” (13 reviews)
Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're into castle ruins, this is the place for you! You have to hike to it, and the path can be very muddy. However, the ruins are very scenic, and we took some great photos there.

Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll be rewarded with stunning scenery and the old Clifden Castle. It's a shame that it's abandoned, but still a beautiful sight!

Thank Scott5342
Reviewed 1 week ago

As described by some it is not a old castle but a manor house built in the early 1800's. Still the views from the ruins from the make it a nice stop to see. Not very busy and you can walk thru what is left.

Thank tyee2001
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It's not really a castle, but the ruins of a gothic manor house. It's easy to find - drive around the sky road until you see the crenellated gateway, then walk through the gateway and down the obvious track for a kilometre. It must have...More

Thank L3K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a tricky one to find as there are no signposts to it, or even at its entrance. The car park is also very small and you could easily miss it. It's a long walk down to the ruins itself, easily 15-20 minutes on...More

Thank Giles D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was a great abandoned castle. There were great views of the water, as well. The road to get to it was a bit long and steep incertain places so those who have mobility issues may want to skip this one.

Thank C M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

As good side trip coming from Kylemore Abbey. Clifton castle does not disappoint. Located on Sky Road, you need to look for the castle archway. There is limited parking, but it doesn't see as if there are large amounts of tourist that visit at one...More

Thank manderatc
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I am not quite sure why this castle gets rated so high as a place to visit. The castle is not that old and there is little historical value surrounding it. If you go, I suggest you do a little research on the history of...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The sad and bitter history of this lonely ruin shrouds its empty shell however it cannot remove its haunting beauty and surroundings. Overlooking Clifden Bay, Clifden Castle is now but a folly for grazing cattle and the hearty visitor. The winding kilometre-long walk down from...More

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My husband and I have used Google Maps and Trip Advisor to find various castles/ruins that are a bit off the map. We just visited this one today, and WOW, it was definitely worth it! It's definitely a "newer" castle--you can tell from the style...More

Thank autumnphoenix2
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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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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.
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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