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Donegal Castle

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 73 22405
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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (56 reviews)
“self guided” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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+353 73 22405
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"guided tour"
in 56 reviews
"self guided"
in 19 reviews
"interesting history"
in 27 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 51 reviews
"own pace"
in 11 reviews
"short visit"
in 10 reviews
"centre of town"
in 14 reviews
"laminated sheet"
in 8 reviews
"information panels"
in 8 reviews
"free entry"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"quick visit"
in 12 reviews
"second floor"
in 8 reviews
"located right"
in 8 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"restored"
in 123 reviews
"roof"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked around the castle on our own such was interesting. The decided to tag along with the guided tour. Our guide was very well versed in the local history and brought the families to life. Highly recommend taking the guided tour.

Thank kfitz835
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited so many places on my recent trip to Ireland. I loved Donegal Town the best and had a quick stop in the Donegal Castle. Small and quaint tour, this Castle was filled with history. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Bradley J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy medieval castles and history this is a must see castle. It is nicely preserved and the tour was very engaging. It represents the last intersection of the old Irish lords and their relationship with their Anglo-Norman over-lords. It is located right in...More

1  Thank 63Russ2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful castle, perfect restoration. We loved our visit.it was so nice to be able to see the how things might have been when it was new, as well as the unrestored parts

Thank Katie S S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took about 30 mins to tour thus using the self guided notes. Part ruin part restored. Lovely architecture. Very doable in a very pretty town.

Thank Southborolass
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it's quick it's worth the admission price to get a guided tour from an entertaining and engaging hostess.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle is right off the town square, so it’s convenient to walk to it from shopping, food, etc. Much smaller crowds than other castle sites. Minimal entry fee. The 30-40 minute guided tour is recommended. The guides are very knowledgeable and the history of Ireland...More

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in april 18 as my wife loves castles. It was a quiet day and the weather was great. The castle is only part restored and is really nice with lots of information inside with the history of the castle and the town. If you...More

Thank stiofion1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to visit when walking Donegal town. The history is easy to see and feel in the air as you wander around there- it would have been better to have a guided tour- the handout for a self guided tour is good, but there...More

Thank jeffkohlwes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is beautifully preserved, and the history is quite interesting. If time is not an issue, a guided tour may be worth it.

Thank evan e
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Rlcar45
July 25, 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
4 euros for an adult, 3 for a senior citizen and 2 for a student.
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Peter H
April 9, 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
Disabled / wheelchair users can see the grounds, the shell of the manor house next to the tower/keep and the ground floor of the tower which was used as storage. Some of the original cobbles and arched ceiling remain. The... More
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265hollya
September 12, 2015|
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nobody there on 16th September be at the fair in ballyshannon and on 12th September be at the fair a glenties
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