With ageless castles and period lighthouses, museums that can tell you plenty of secrets, cliffs and seas that you can get awed by, Ireland is one fairy tale that is filled with one absorbing page after another. Some pages you can turn in the chapter of castles are:
Situated in the heart of Dublin, this castle gives Dublin its name. The city is named after the Black Pool or ‘Dubh Linn’ present in the castle garden. The castle stands at the seam of the River Liffey and its tributary Poodle. The south wing of the castle is now used as a venue for State Functions. The Chapel Royal and Medieval Undercroft are open to visitors.
Built in the 13th century, the castle is partly ruined. The tower that still remains is intact and has a circular chapel adorned with a carved ornament. Many fireplaces and a vaulted basement offer peeks of royal living.
This castle takes you back in history to the 15th century. You get spectacular panoramic views of the sea and mountains from the castle. The castle organizes shows by history actors who hold workshops for tourists like longbow shooting and hedgehog pie making.
One of Ireland’s most popular heritage sites, this castle dates back to the 12th century. Guided tours with options of self-exploration on certain months are presented. The Long Gallery with a painted roof and a carved fireplace of marble is the show stopper here. Don’t miss visiting the castle kitchens with the fine tea room all done in pristine marble and glowing copper.
A castle belonging to the Norman times, it was built in the 13th century. The castle has all the works; a grand gate with arches and tall windows, a massive hall and an impressive moat that surrounds most of the castle. The castle has been used as a set for a TV series too.
This fairy tale does not end here. The first chapter has just begun.