Black Castle, Wicklow

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#8 of 14 in Historic Sites in County Wicklow
Black Castle is located in Wicklow. To visit Black Castle on your trip to Wicklow, use our Wicklow road trip planning website .
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  • I loved black castle. I had no expectations and I'm glad I did not think they would be epic castle ruins. It is not a huge and there is not a lot of information but the views are stunning, and it's a ...  more »
  • The ruins of Black Castle stand on an elevated headland just to the south of the town centre and provide a good view of the town and its setting by the Irish Sea coast. It is a relatively easy walk fr...  more »
  • The site is almost empty, very small rock formation representing remnants of a small castle, not much supported with information, although the sight is great and has good potential. The local council ...  more »
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  • If you visit Wicklow Town your sure to walk around the harbor and seafront and when you do you will not be able to miss the Black Castle jutting out on its own to the right side of the harbor where you will find cliff walks that go all the way around Wicklow bay. The castle is a major draw for tourists because you can get some fantastic photos for your album while standing on the ruins. It can be dangerous so keep well in from the edges and be especially careful on windy days. Its well worth a visit because this castle has become an icon of Wicklow Town itself. Enjoy
  • This place is absolute peace with seren natural beauty. Clean beach. Generally less crowded.
  • Lovely in the sunshine this morning. Great place to walk and enjoy the views.
  • Norman castle ruin with a stunning view of the Wicklow coastline. Great spot for a picnic just watch the wind.
  • Ruins of a small clifftop castle with a gorgeous view of the Wicklow coastline (ruined only by golf and litterbugs). Lovely place to stop and think, show the kids some old cannons, walk the small pier and see a working port in action

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