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Harbour and Castle

Family holiday day out looking at the smaller sights around the area. This is a lovely castle but... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
fitzzyma
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Athlone, Ireland
Beautiful Slade Castle and Harbour.

Beautiful small harbour with the remains of Slade Castle. It has a lovely walk to Hook Lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
glascnoic
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Dublin
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Key to the castle obtainable from Richard Rice, Slade House.Tel. +353 86 8228801
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Slade Harbour | east end of Hook Head, 6 miles SW of Fethard on-Sea, Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Family holiday day out looking at the smaller sights around the area. This is a lovely castle but unfortunately its not open to the public. Still it looks so lovely form outside. Strolled around the beautiful Harbour. Quiet and lovely relaxing place. The water in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fitzzyma
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful small harbour with the remains of Slade Castle. It has a lovely walk to Hook Lighthouse along the coast. It is great for fishing my husband caught a dog fish on his fish try. Locals are very friendly and willing to give advice on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank glascnoic
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We do the walk from the Hook Lighthouse to Slade regularly and we walked it this weekend in the beautiful sunshine. When we arrived at Slade we used the toilet facilities and were so impressed by the clean, freshly painted toilets. There was toilet paper...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Philomena52
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Sitting in a nice location by the small harbour, but not open to the public, just along the road from the lighthouse, went the wrong way and found it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shirleyfosterg
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Slade castle is a wonderful historic site to visit while on your travels around irelands ancient east. Its a perfect site to view when driving towards Hook Lighthouse and its magnificent in stature. i would recommend anyone visiting Wexford to drop in as it doesnt...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TristanF213
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It didn't take us long to visit this small castle as it isn't possible to get inside. Limited info boards as well. Looks like the fishermen use it as a place to store their lobster pots etc. It is literally a few hundred metres detour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank julesthereader
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A nice area to stop and take some photos of the outside. Sadly, you cannot visit the castle itself. There is a harbour beside the castle, with some lovely fishing boats. so you may catch one or two people fishing there.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Rona K
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Old well preserved castle ruin. Can climb around the outside but only peer in to the inside through bars. Shame. Would be good to view inside but a good small castle in a nice marina. Nice walks along the coast through farm land starts here...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dan H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We enjoyed our short visit here. We took a walk past the castle and through the harbour to the rugged coast line looking out towards the lighthouse. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JoanneDi-Pede
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Accessd via a winding stone walled enclosed narrow road you come across a little fishing village with focal point castle ruins . Small brightly coloured boats are moored to the quay or if the tides is out are resting in the mud. You have good...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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