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Donegal Castle, Donegal Town

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Take a guided or self-guided tour of furnished and restored Donegal Castle to follow the history of the O'Donnell clan and other owners of the land from the 1470s to the present. First built in 1474 on the Eske River, the castle was burned in the early 1600s by the O'Donnells as they were fleeing after the Nine Years War. The castle and lands were given to Basile Brooke, an English Captain, who rebuilt and extensively expanded the buildings after the war. Examine the fine Persian rugs and French tapestries that adorn walls and floors, and read the information panels distributed throughout the castle, which explain the history and significance of the site. Make Donegal Castle part of your personalized Donegal Town itinerary using our Donegal Town itinerary maker.
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  • Not so much a castle as a tower with manor house attached. Most of which is a ruin but nevertheless the architecture is beautiful and the tower is very impressive with great big thick walls. 
  • Worth a visit. Euros 4 Not a lot to see but interesting. Not good if you have walking problems. Not sure if tours available. 
  • The castle is a small walk up from the triangle of shops that make up the centre of Donegal. There's a small dark antechamber where you pay and get a laminated sheet (which you return at the end of yo...  read more »
  • Not a huge castle, but still a castle. Easy to walk about compared to others. Self-guided tour with information posted.
  • There wasn't too much to see inside the castle.perhaps actors would be good to bring the smaller castle to life.the furniture was nice and was the selling point of the castle.perhaps include more history in relation to social,personal and human need to develop a better feel for what life was like by adding costumes,actors etc.
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