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Ballycarbery Castle

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Address: Cahersiveen, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 947 2777
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Even in the rain

This was a nice little stop on our tour around Ireland. Even though it was drizzling rain, the sites were beautiful. Just be careful where you step.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Melissa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a nice little stop on our tour around Ireland. Even though it was drizzling rain, the sites were beautiful. Just be careful where you step.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Driving around the country roads of Ireland, we found ourselves looking for the Ballycarberry Castle, mentioned in a map we had, not much else to go by. No idea what to expect, nevertheless, we had to go and checked this out. Next to a fishing pond, stood this sad looking, yet imposing ruins of a castle staking a claim in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Awesome! Beautiful! You probably shouldn't climb around in this castle ruins, but we did. I like this more than restored castles thatI have seen.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at St. Finians bay which is fairly close to Cahersiveen. We saw this attraction on one of our maps or possibly our GPS and thought we would take a peek. This castle is great. It is in the middle of a cow field so you need to be careful when walking to it but it is well worth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Standing sentry in a cow field (watch where you're stepping) and held up by a cloak of ivy, Ballycarbery Castle is easily accessible on foot and an interesting ruin to explore. Although it is possible to climb in some areas, it is quite fragile and I would therefore advise against doing so, both for self preservation and preservation of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This castle is worth a look if you're in the area and like historical sites. Its condition is fragile so explore it as you feel comfortable. I didn't have the nerve to climb up so can't speak to the experience.

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Radcliff KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Just happened to see it driving by and decided to stop. This ruin is amazing and if you are sure of foot you can go up the stair case or around the back to climb to the 2nd and 3rd levels. The amount remaining is just enough to see how amazing the architecture is and was. Well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This castle is completely accessible, beware though, it is unrestored and unstable. Climbing it is possible but extreme caution should be taken. The remains are amazing and it is like a cut away of a castle. Massive ivy grows over most of it. Check it out. Free, sitting in a field. No signs that say no trespassing, unlike most Irish... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Not constrained by the usual tourist restrictions - walk around on and in - watch out for the cows. Good photo opportunities and the drive there and walks around the area are worthwhile

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A must see on the Ring of Kerry. Its an awesome castle ruin that you climb around in and through. You can get a great view from the top and the way it has been worn away over time lets you see how they actually built it. A real gem of a spot to stop for lunch and so nice... More 

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