Clifden Castle, Clifden

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  • We took a walk from the main road down a fenced in path to see the Castle. It has been rainy the last couple days and the path was nearly impassible with mud. Barbed wire fences on both side of the pa...  more »
  • The first time I see such a mysterious Castle. Builders were obviously people creative and courageous spirit. A fascinating spectacle, beauty is indescribable. The small castle. Cinderella clearly was in it at the ball. Mystical and unique
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  • Easy to find, just follow the sky road out of Clifden a couple of miles and you cant miss the large stone arch on the left. Takes about 10 minutes down to the castle, mostly a decent path tho the last...  more »
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  • My husband and I have used Google Maps and Trip Advisor to find various castles/ruins that are a bit off the map. We just visited this one today, and WOW, it was definitely worth it! It's definitely a "newer" castle--you can tell from the style and way it looks--but still really cool. You can actually walk around inside of it (unlike many of the other off-the-beaten-path towers we've come across). We loved it and would highly recommend it!
  • Incredible little abandoned castle about 4 min drive from Abbeyglen/Clifden, constructed by the founder of Clifden, John D'Arcy in the Gothic Revival style in the early 1800's. Park at the gate and walk down through the dirt path. Can explore the grounds and inside of the castle completely uninhibited, and it's completely free of charge.
  • Beautiful old castle in beatiful place. Amazing view to sea and beatiful green fields around with lambs, cows and horses. Very nice place to stop by for a short walk, but don't forget your camera!
  • Amazing ruins of a castle in a stunning location (I suggest to do all the skyroad). Pay attention, the satnav will probably bring you in the wrong place. It's also impossible to get there by car: there's a little car park before the path that lead to the castle. Pay attention with kid, could be dangerous.
  • Castle ruins with a beautiful view and free of charge! It was a nice 10 minute walk downhill on dirt road. Totally worth the drive out to Clifden!
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