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Desmond Castle, Kinsale

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Where to stay in Kinsale

If you visit the charming fishing village of Kinsale, opt for a place by the water rather than the center. It should be easy to find accommodations along the picturesque harbor, where a majority of the village's hotels are located. From here you will enjoy scenic views of the coast and easily be able to walk to the town's center. Budget travelers can find affordable guest homes away from the shoreline or outside of the town center. Visitors wanting more luxury will be able to find a few beautiful spa or upscale hotels.
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  • We conducted our own walking tour because we missed the others. Desmond Castle is an interesting trip through history - excise house, prison, work house, links to wine around the world.  more »
  • Nice stop that we came across while exploring the town. An hour or less is all you need to explore this site.  more »
  • Building is very cute fortified tower with a colourful history. Didn't need to go up to the wine museum to enjoy it!  more »
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  • It has a unique place in the history of kinsale
  • Built about 1500 as a customs house this wonderful building has had a part in every major part of Kinsale's history. Now houses an excellent International Museum of Wine. The museum documents the surprising story of Ireland's long standing wine links with Europe and further afield.
  • Interesting history of the castle. Located in the heart of the town. You shouldnt miss this one if you are in Kinsale.
  • Beutiful place
  • It wasn't what I was expecting unfortunately I paid a ticket which I think was decently priced but the actual castle and Exhibits itself was not to standard. You can pretty much get most of the Desmond Castle Story and history through the poster board outside of the castle