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Adare Castle

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Address: Ireland
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+353 61 396 666

This famous medieval castle is known for its storied history as well as its...

This famous medieval castle is known for its storied history as well as its imposing architectural presence.

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Historic ruin

Book the tour of this lovely well maintained ruin on the Limerick side of Adare village. It stands by the river off the main road. A perfect photo op!

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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270 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Book the tour of this lovely well maintained ruin on the Limerick side of Adare village. It stands by the river off the main road. A perfect photo op!

Thank MarOReilly
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Spent 3 days at Adare in between RWC matches last year and it was an excellent stay - impressive rooms, attentive service and fine dining. We will certainly revist

Thank Les H
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213 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I would love to give this an excellent rating and should but one thing prevents it---our first night's stay. I booked our two nights (celebrating a birthday and anniversary) through Expedia and apparently the fine writing states that they can't guarantee your room. I'd booked a King room. We arrived around 9PM after a harrowing drive from Dublin (on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Now owned by a billionaire who is apparently committed to preserving this beautiful manor home, Adare Manor provides a glimpse of life for the wealthy as depicted in Downton Abbey. Everything about this place is beautiful: the grounds, the doorways, the floors, carpets, furniture, artwork and even the bathrooms. We had lunch – a decadent indulgence – served in the... More 

Thank wearybones
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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121 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We arrived October 2nd to discover that it closed to tourists in September. We had to enjoy the view from the outside, and it is very beautiful.

Thank Kiara S
Raleigh, NC
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87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Adare is an amazing castle that now has a few rooms inside the castle, but also on-property villas (like American town homes). The property is expansive and includes a golf course and two 15th and 16th Century abandoned abbeys. There is rich history here and it's a beautiful area. It's been too long since our last visit, but I highly... More 

Thank LaceCurtainIrish12
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

We bought a guide tour to this castle on 19.09.2015. The guide told very interesting facts about this castle. I still remenbmer a number of stories about people live in the middle ages. I would recommend this guide tour.

Thank Alena K
Flower Mound, Texas
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416 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Because we were not staying there we could only do a drive through but it looks amazing from the outside and the grounds were pristine. It is on our list for next time!!

Thank tdhat
Doneraile, Ireland
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28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

You can only do this tour from the heritage centre.Our guide was very informative and enternaining.The kids loved it.

Thank 213speedy5
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I'm in Adare (and thus glimpse the castle in passing) a couple of times a month, in season, but usually our time there is brief. Yesterday I had the luxury of over an hour, so took advantage of it to get on the guided tour of the castle, which cannot be accessed otherwise. So glad I did! It is much... More 

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