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Rock of Cashel, Cashel

Categories: Castles, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Local mythology claims Rock of Cashel, a limestone hill crowned by a group of medieval buildings, came into existence when Saint Patrick banished Satan from a cave in a nearby mountain. Kings of Munster lived here for several centuries before the Norman invasion, adding structures to fortify their hilltop seat of power. Little structural evidence of that time remains, as the oldest building still standing on the rock is a round tower constructed sometime in the 12th century. Next to the tower stands a Romanesque chapel, Gothic cathedral, and a 15th century castle. Before you stroll here from the town of Cashel, check the website for a downloadable leaflet providing a brief history and a map of this historical site. Before you head to Cashel, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cashel travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Cashel has to offer, including Rock of Cashel.
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  • Love bringing my kids here to tell them the history of the place. beautiful views on a nice sunny day and if passing it's well worth a stop off for an hour to look at the home of the King of Munster 
  • First, the things this is not. This is not a castle and does not have your typical castle tour where you learn how people lived in the structure. It is also not significantly renovated with period fur...  read more »
  • Currently is a scaffold and to visit the rock of Cashel to be paid 7 euro. Think the price is ok, because if you're out of the first building out an incredible view opens out. You must have go in any case.
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  • Great view over the city. There is a free walk down the hill from which you can get a picture perfect landscape with the castle
  • Excellent touristic spot, and very well maintained castle. Guided tours are available, and explanatory leaflets in many languages as well. Parking was free for us since the gate was broken, but plan 5€.
  • There are many reasons why you might find yourself here: - You're a rock fetishists and a St. Patrick's fanboy. - You're in your late 50s and you're enjoying an "Ireland Rocks" tour. You'll quickly find out that they are all the same... - You're a foreign tourist and you should have invested your hard earned cash a bit better. - You're the Irish Minister of Tourism (do they have one?) and you've just found out that even if Ireland is quickly recovering, the Rock is being endlessly refurbished. Jokes aside, it's a stunning piece of architecture of its kind, strategically positioned (aka great views of the surroundings). The problem is that the ticket price is too expensive given the fact that more than half of the site is covered by scaffoldings. Meh...
  • Early April, hardly any people. One of my favorites! Wouldn't listen to negatice nancies. I'm 29 and love castle. Dont have to be a 50 yrs etc!!! People were very friendly. Loved it.
  • There is frequent guided tours when I visited the place two weeks ago, and the price is very good. There is a nice view of the surrounding area from the top of the hill. There are toilets nearby.
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