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Between Lispole and Anascaul Village, Dingle, Ireland
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All reviews private property ryan's daughter drive carefully kells bay large crack single lane small sign beautiful ruins worth the trip worth a quick stop peaceful place off the beaten path an adventure ring of kerry dingle town rainy day cromwell
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After driving along narrow back roads we came upon Minard Castle perched over-looking the tumbling surf of the Atlantic Ocean. The nearby boulder beach and the small steam all add to the history and pleasure of the place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BellBoy53
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a few minutes off our route to visit this castle ruins that is situated on the shore of the sea. A beautiful location. No cost and parking is available. We brought a couple pints and enjoyed a memorable few moments on the unique...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoryB688
Reviewed October 28, 2018

You can't visit the castle, but the surrounding area is stunning. It's definitely off the beaten path. I'd recommend driving very slowly in the area as the roads to the castle are only one lane.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andijean2016
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We were here on a blustery and rainy day. Though I'm sure there are more people here on a clear day -- some even get married here -- I found it particularly alluring because of the lack of tourists in poor weather. Yes, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The ruins of the castle are worth a few scenic photos, both from the shoreline and from the fence barring entry. If you read about Minard castle in a travel guide and like me, wanted to get an up close look, you'll be disappointed. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LB-likes2travel
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The ruins of this castle are worth the exploring it takes to get there. One small sign in Lispole on the road to Dingle is the only hint. Unfortunately, access is not longer permitted, but the view from the beach parking lot is worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

I've read this place is hard to find, but it's quite easy if you're hiking The Dingle Way! You pass right by it on the stretch from Annascaul to Dingle. The day we got there was overcast and cool with rain on and off. You...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Very difficult to find, there is also construction right now (summer 2018) making it harder. Beautiful spot once you find it. Enjoyed our lunch there and exploring around the castle. It does seem to be on private property so you can't get too close but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank blcoll01
Reviewed June 11, 2018

It's not easy to get here (many hair-raising blind curves) but the location of the tower ruin on a majestic promontory is thrilling to see. You can't actually get right up to the tower because it is surrounded by the sea, thick brambles, and warning...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GJS
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

The drive to Minard castle is an adventure by itself (one lane sideroads). Lonely ruined little castle on a small gravel beach. The castle is on private grounds however. Nevertheless a nice stop on the southern part of your Dingle peninsula loop.

Date of experience: May 2018
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March 20, 2016|
Response from Paul B |
You can't! Just have a look and take pictures from a distance. Still impressive, but that's it
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