Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty

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#1 of 35 in Historic Sites in County Clare
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Offering visitors a chance to attend a genuine medieval banquet, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park hosts four-course dinners accompanied by traditional harp, pipe, and fiddle music. Located on the site of an old Viking settlement, the hulking castle houses a vast collection of medieval furniture and art, which you can explore on your own or as part of a guided tour. The adjoining folk park boasts over 30 reconstructed buildings, including a forge, pub, post office, and blacksmith's shop. As you stroll through this replica of a 19th century Irish village, look for costumed actors demonstrating traditional jobs and crafts. Book your banquet reservations well in advance, and leapfrog the lines by buying your park tickets online. PutBunratty Castle & Folk Park into our Bunratty planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • WOW! An amazing stop for the family! History, entertainment and shopping all rolled into one locale. STAY FOR THE FEAST! A great meal with lots of music and entertainment! KIDS...  more »
  • I must say my expectations were not High, but this is a 'must see' destination if you're in the area . It has been a few years ago. The cottages from around the country are the best bit. I hope they.....  more »
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  • Bunratty Castle was a very nice attraction. I can see the reason it's said that this is the most authentic castle in Ireland. It's really more like a little village. The castle is great to explore, but get there early so you don't have to wait in line too long to go up and down the stairs inside the castle. Make sure you make it to the library at the top. The ceiling is amazing.
  • We were not aware of just how expansive this site was until we started exploring. The castle is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of buildings and gardens to explore and enjoy. The staff of the castle were very informative with the history of the castle and the various furnishings within. I'm glad we chose this as our first stop out of the airport. We ended up spending nearly 3 hours here.

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