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Clifden, Ireland
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All reviews private property sky road nice walk horses and cows dirt road follow the path manor house taking pictures interesting history ruins muddy archway land cattle triangular shoes field
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bit hard to find Castle, there is no sign !! We past castle and manage spot from the road I turn back . Need more signs!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Agnieszka M
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Must walk to it. An old castle with no roof. Interesting history. Can see it from Sky Rd drive. No tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSimms
Reviewed October 13, 2018

It took a while to locate, but we found the wall and arch that has a dirt path that leads to the ruins. After a short walk on the pather, we drove further up the road and saw it from that vantage point.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patty J
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were staying at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel just up the street from here and they recommended this walk. We got a bit turned around as we were going to take the "hike" part of the walk and ended up walking among the cows on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnneV87
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We drove to the entrance of the path that leads to Clifden Castle and walked (in the rain) from there, but it was an interesting castle. It was a little more modern than some of the others we had seen, but still interesting to look...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank katieb35
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We were driving the sky road and spotted the castle. It’s not signposted but found it ok. It’s a lovely old ruin a 18th century castle in the gothic style. Worth a half wander but there is no information about it at the site so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cockneywarrior
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I could see the place but could not find the path to get down to the castle. This was unfortunate since it looked pretty cool from the cliff above. It was also not on the map providing on places to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kellie101
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The Castle was very easy to find so don't be dismayed by the earlier reviews. The walk out to the Castle was half the fun...wild blackberries were abundant. The breeze off the ocean just enhanced the physical beauty en route. Sheep, horses and cows...oh my!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Perri F
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is off the Sky Road and you can't see it from the road. Then you walk down a dirt rocky road which takes about 15 minutes. But along the way there are sheep, horses and sometimes cow. The castle is a wonderful ruins.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon E
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Lovely peaceful setting outside Clifden, worth parking near the Boardwalk cafe on the coast and walking up to the Castle then have a break at the cafe

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Gannyr | Reviewed this property |
At the top of the road down to the castle
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Linerguy | Reviewed this property |
There's not much of a car park; basically it's just a triangular patch that you pull into.
April 16, 2017|
Response from LaureVinet |
Yes or course. No problem. We have went with a dog, with lead. There are som cows and sheeps but behind fields.
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