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Ballycarbery Castle

Cahersiveen, Ireland
+353 66 947 2777
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“ring of kerry” (36 reviews)
Cahersiveen, Ireland
+353 66 947 2777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been visiting this castle ruin for nearly thirty years! The castle is on private property but until recently one could walk up to the castle itself. I suspect for purposes of safety, it is fenced and one is no longer permitted direct access to...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently you could walk through the castle before. However, now the gate is locked and there is a big sign telling you to stay out. Too bad.

Thank TeG85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see from afar but is not open to the public anymore. Down a small road and close to some other forts. Worth seeing.

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were lucky that the access was open so we could easily enter and walk around these castle ruins. There is a little place where you can park, a dodgy looking man was there offering us to hold a lamb, we declines as we knew...More

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It is beautiful. I'd recommend it if your in a car. By foot I felt it was a waste of energy unfortunately. You can't get past the gate either, or well, are told not to.

Thank Ch6rlie
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

How have people written reviews saying about climbing around the ruins? Like one of the other reviews we found it locked and out of bounds. Still worthwhile but don't travel specially.

Thank Reuben S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There is not much to see here except an old ruin -- but that is the charm of the place. You are able to explore the place with just a bit of explanation of what you are seeing.

Thank BillScottsdale
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Wonderful Castle ruin in Cahersiveen, Ireland. So many photo ops. You can get up close and personal to the castle. Beautiful in the Irish countryside.

Thank VaT R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

While a beautiful ruin there was no access to the castle, the gate was locked with signs saying no access. Having read other reviews it seems others were able to access the site no problem so not sure of what the deal is there. But...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The primary benefit to this location is its vicinity to other attractions. The castle ruins are interesting with some neat archways, but otherwise it isn't much different than any other stone ruins you'll see. There is a parking area for convenience. Upon arrival we were...More

Thank Patrick E
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