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All reviews be careful ring of kerry private property off the beaten path worth a trip from afar second level nice ruins great pictures the main road walk up photo opportunity a small parking lot beautiful setting valentia island parking area car park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll see from the photos that they've put up an electric fence to keep the cattle inside, which means you cannot get close to the castle. Its right on the water though, so when the tide is out you can walk along the river bed...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this castle ruin is still good to look at and good photos can be obtained, unfortunately one can currently not get access. I hope this is only temporary.

Thank eileenb676
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice castle to see. It looks like a typical derelict Irish castle that you see around Ireland. You can’t go up to it or in it anymore because it’s on private land and closed to visitors. We visited it while on a...More

Thank PSimms
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The castle looks very beautiful and it's on a beautiful corner of the peninsula, but unfortunately you cannot access it and can only look at it from afar, which is a little disappointing. But if you're on your way to see the Stone Forts, you...More

1  Thank wunderlichsvenja
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is now private property so you can't get very close to the castle. It's actually very pretty. It's close to other forts (Cahergal and Leacanabuile so it's worth the drive.

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A rather picturesque ruined castle in the middle of a field. It is not possible to get near it, probably for safety reasons. However, it's a good photo opportunity and it's certainly worth walking up the lane (I suspect the 'no entry' sign only applies...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful castle on great coastline only problem you couldn't get close to castle as acces was denied wasn't sure if this was because it was on private land or because of safety issues regarding castle structure.

Thank Jan-fgo171
Reviewed 2 September 2018

As the castle was very close to my hotel, I opted to visit. The drive is down some challenging Irish roads, and at the end (when you see the castle) there is a sign saying it is not accessible. Yes, you can get quite close,...More

Thank dave-at-london
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Well this is certainly an old ruin, signposed to visitors to keep away and not go near!. We are Irish and while parked way outside the ruin, met visitors from other countries who were so disappointed they could only look from a distance. Seems silly...More

Thank 633olived
Reviewed 22 August 2018

You can't get close to the castle (it is not safe) but it worth a few minutes if you are visiting one of the stone forts in the area. Nice rural location.

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