The Best Castles to See in Ireland
The island of Ireland is dotted with thousands of castles and castle ruins of different sizes, designs and conditions. These historic castles have played a vital military, social and economic role in Ireland. Just imagine staying on one of these fortified Irish structures with a history dating back to medieval age, from 11th to 15th century. Some of them have more complex and elegant design inspired by the Georgian era or Victorian Gothic. Now let’s take a tour on the list of the best castles to see in Ireland—including the most visited tourist attractions outside of Dublin, Blarney Castle and Bunratty Castle. See also 50 Interesting Facts About Ireland.