Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle, Galway

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  • Me and my friends walked from Corrib Village to Menlo Castle and it took us around 1h15m to reach there but it was worth visiting the place. It is a beautiful castle with corrib river running just...  more »
  • This was a fun stop on our way out of town. We had to climb over a metal gate to reach it, but there weren’t “no trespassing” songs so we felt okay about it. Our kids thought it was really neat and...  more »
  • Stayed at Menlo Park Hotel where there was an abstract painting of Menlo Castle. Googled it out of curiosity. Castle has a tragic history, destroyed by fire that killed the invalid daughter of the.....  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful castle ruins! Just climb over the metal gate and walk the short path and you are there! You might be greeted along the way by horses or when you are there by boats on the river! The castle is gorgeous and full of ivy which makes for some amazing pictures! Free to get into and plenty of parking!
  • Beautiful place. Very serene. Don't be put off by the no trespassing signs, just climb over the gates and walk through.
  • We loved this spot but I almost didn't want to review it because we loved how 'non-touristy' it was. You need to jump over the gate and will find some very cool ruins with vines growing all over it. The castle has an interesting story and you get a good view of the river. If you're near Galway I definitely recommend a visit here!
  • Great ruins to explore! For those driving there is a small place for cars to park at the end of the road near the Castle, then you can walk down the path to the waterfront.
  • Seemed free to get in and a popular picnic spot. Very neat to see the ruins although it was sad that the government decided to start taxing people on these and they ended up breaking down and burning a lot of them although I'm not sure if that's what happened to this one.

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