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Donegal Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 73 22405
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10:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
Description:

This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.

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Fit for a king

Castle is in excellent condition. Guides are knowledgeable yet unobtrusive. Ideal with children, fun treasure hunt keeps them moving from room to room.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Audrey G
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Dundalk, Ireland
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle is in excellent condition. Guides are knowledgeable yet unobtrusive. Ideal with children, fun treasure hunt keeps them moving from room to room.

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Thank Audrey G
dublin ireland
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Often meant to visit this attraction and finally did. Unfortunately there isnt a lot to it. Places like this seem to be run more for the benefit of the staff than for visitors. We wont be going back

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Thank davephelan2005
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At only €5 an adult entry, this is well worth a visit. The reception staff were very friendly and gave us a laminated sheet to take round with us, which went into more detail about the castle. It's not a huge site which is a plus for those who tire easily or young children. It's a beautiful building with lots... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool interior, but was expecting more. We made it through quickly and liked what we saw just wish more was open to the public. Wouldn't make a trip to town just for this.

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ames, iowa
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146 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed something to do, so went in. Back out in about 20 minutes. Be sure to visit if your last name is ODonnell

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US Expats
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145 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick visit is all it allows. There are two rooms that have been restored in style with period details.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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129 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived before the keeper. Thought it was a guided tour but it was a self guided. It was really neat. Some neat history behind it

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A hidden gem. This castle is a little off the beaten path , but very interesting. It was built in the 15th century. There are some tapestry hangings and castle models with explanation of the history of the castle. The rooms were massive. I really enjoyed the self tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On a good day, the view from the Castle is breathtaking. Great place and well worth a visit. Suitable for all. Lots of parking and free to enter.

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Thank Cathy R
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I live near this castle so decided to visit it one day. I really enjoyed it. Was nice to find information about local history. Will definitely revisit with friends from England.

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