Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty

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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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  • What an amazing place to visit. The castle is beautiful, lots of narrow steep stairways up to the towers so not really suited to anyone with mobility or balance issues. It was fantastic to see all... 
    What an amazing place to visit. The castle is beautiful, lots of narrow steep stairways up to the towers so not really suited to anyone with mobility or balance issues. It was fantastic to see all...  more »
  • Had a great evening at the castle and folk park. Lovely tour of the castle and browse around the old buildings. We especially liked the sweet shop in the village, it was a long time since I bought a.....  more
    Had a great evening at the castle and folk park. Lovely tour of the castle and browse around the old buildings. We especially liked the sweet shop in the village, it was a long time since I bought a.....  more »
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  • Great day out. Reasonably priced for the amount of things to see, you could spend a whole day there. The castle was well restored, much bigger than I expected. The cottages and village were authentic and it was interesting to learn about them. If you like history then it's well worth a visit.
  • We loved our time here. The history in the houses and the castle are amazing. We spent hours here and even though it was a very wet day we loved the experience. The staff were very nice and helpful. The place is very big with lots to see. The price for admission was well worth it as you can easily spend the whole day exploring the park and castle. Brilliant we loved it.

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