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Black Castle

Castle Street, Wicklow, Ireland
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Nice to see near the Sea

A Nice small ruïne next to the sea. It was cold and windy. And we found the castle via luck. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sidney R
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Picture hotspot

We really enjoyed stumbling upon this site. It gave a beautiful view of the water. Definitely a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelsey B
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Castle Street, Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Nice small ruïne next to the sea. It was cold and windy. And we found the castle via luck. It was a Nice suprize for us! Not to big, just fun to see.

Thank Sidney R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed stumbling upon this site. It gave a beautiful view of the water. Definitely a neat, free artifact to check out if in the area! Parking was convenient by the wharf.

Thank Kelsey B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There really isn't much to see here. This is the site of a former castle where there is very little left to view. Is truly ruins. Having said that a view of the Irish sea from this point is stunning. I wouldn't go out of...More

Thank TravelBuff97
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really like wandering around the ruins of this castle. It is amazing what you can find on the side of the road in Ireland. The location is lovely.

Thank Emily G
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Really beautiful place to take nice photos with sea, Meadow and old irish Castle, been there twice, will come back.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

There isn’t much left of the Black Castle now but nonetheless is makes for a pleasant walk above the harbour with great views along the coast in both directions.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Situated between the Wicklow harbour and the beautiful Wicklow cliff walk are the remains of the Black Castle ruins. Probably will disappear in to the Irish Sea within the next 50 years due to the neglect from local councils. Still a beautiful landmark for the...More

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I wouldnt go out of my way to go here but it has a very pretty view with the views set on a the cliff edge and a small information board about the ruins. You can have a stroll around but there isn't much else...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

There are all sorts of castles to visit in Ireland - from the stunning, warm, furnished sort in Kilkenny, to the ruined yet roofed sort you can still walk around, all the way down to Wicklow's Black Castle - couple of walls with a stunning...More

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous! Yes it is a ruin but it is beautiful and the views are stunning! There is a large grass area along the coast you can walk (we didn’t due to time restraints). If you have a dog and children this would be perfect to...More

Thank Rachelle C
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lincolnini
20 March 2016|
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Response from snowyogi | Reviewed this property |
Is Tinnycross in Co Kildare? If so you will have to get a bus to Dublin city centre and get the 133 Expressway bus to Wicklow. The 133 will get you from Dublin in about an hour and 30mins
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lincolnini
20 March 2016|
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Response from Adrienne D | Reviewed this property |
I see that Tinnycross House is on the other side of Wicklow to the Black Castle. Unfortunately, there is no direct public transport across. If you hire a car, you can take a wonderful drive over the Wicklow Gap, visit... More
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Paula S
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Response from Sidney R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit it always. It’s on public Ground and Fred to visit
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