Best Castles to See in Ireland
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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.

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  • Freddy Reich

    There were once 100s of castles across Europe, possibly 1000s if you include the other forts. Their use as a feudal stronghold decline when cannon was invented and became a common weapon.

Last Updated:

14/10/2016