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10 amazing castles in Ireland and where to find them

Castles form an important part of Ireland’s history and heritage, holding fascinating stories from our nation’s past. Until you can visit these historic sites yourself, we are bringing 10 of the best castles in Ireland to you…

Dunluce Castle, County Antrim  👇

Situated along Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast, Dunluce Castle is a medieval fort that featured in the popular TV series Game of Thrones and is home to some of the most spectacular views.

Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim

Trim Castle, County Meath  👇

Trim Castle, located on the River Boyne, is the largest and best preserved Norman Castle in Ireland sitting on an area of over 30,000 m2.   #IrelandsAncientEast
Trim Castle, Co Meath
 

Dublin Castle, County Dublin   👇

Located on Dame Street in the heart of Dublin City, this castle was built in the 13th century and is a major Irish government complex and used for state receptions and presidential inaugurations. 
Dublin Castle, Co Dublin

Birr Castle, County Offaly   👇

Birr Castle, which dates back to medieval times, features both stunning gardens and Ireland’s Historic Science Centre.   #IrelandsAncientEast
Birr Castle, Co Offaly

Bunratty Castle, County Clare   👇

Dated back to the 15th century, Bunratty Castle and its adjoining folk park is a great insight to medieval life in Ireland. Medieval banquets are held at the castle for visitors to attend.   #WildAtlanticWay
Bunratty Castle, Co Clare

Rock of  Castle, County Tipperary  👇

The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most popular historical sites as it is home to a 15th century castle, along with a 13th century Gothic cathedral and 12th century round tower.   #IrelandsAncientEast
Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary

King John's Castle, County Limerick  👇

King John’s Castle is a 13th century castle in the heart of the medieval city of Limerick and is located next to the River Shannon, which is the longest river in Ireland.   #IrelandsAncientEast
King John's Castle, Co Limerick

Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny   👇

Built in 1195, Kilkenny Castle overlooks the River Nore and has guarded this river crossing for over 900 years.There is no admission fee to walk and explore the 21 hectares of parklands.   #IrelandsAncientEast
Kilkenny Castle, Co Kilkenny

Ross Castle, County Kerry   👇

Built on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake in the 15th century, Ross Castle now forms an important part of Killarney’s gorgeous National Park.   #WildAtlanticWay
Ross Castle, Co Kerry

Blarney Castle, County Cork  👇

At the top of this medieval castle is the Stone of Eloquence, otherwise known as the Blarney Stone and legend has it that if you kiss the stone you will be given the gift of the gab.   #IrelandsAncientEast
Blarney Castle, Co Cork

With hundreds of Bed & Breakast properties to choose from across Ireland, they make the perfect base for exploring these beautiful castles.

Posted: 26 Jun 2020 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

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