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Bunratty Castle - Bunratty, County Clare
A restored medieval castle located in Bunratty, County Clare
The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland.
The site on which Bunratty Castle stands was in origin a Viking trading camp in 970. The present structure is the last of four castles to be built on the site.
Take a tour of this iconic fortress; hear and see how the lords and ladies of this castle lived; hear stories of battles and bravery and enjoy stunning views across the idyllic Clare countryside.
Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. The houses and cottages of the folk park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, much in the way that the cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base.
You are invited to wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past.
Directions to Bunratty Castle
Located near Bunratty Village.
Sat Nav: 52.696770,-8.812102
Please Note: Picture and Text is courtesy of Shannon Heritage DAC
Bunratty Accommodation Listings
Bunratty Haven has a superb location and makes a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore county Clare and the west of Ireland. We are just a 4 minute drive from the 15th century historic Bunratty castle and Folk Park, the famous Durty Nellie's pub
Season: All Year Occupancy: Bed and Breakfast
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