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Ireland offers visitors 'castle gems'

Posted by Freddy Morton

Caravan taps owners looking to experience some history may wish to take a trip to Ireland as they will find plenty of hidden castle "gems" and ancient monuments in the country.

According to an article in Hello magazine, practically every Irish county has its own castle, from fortress ruins to luxury palaces.

The publication lists several of the most impressive sights including Blarney Castle near Cork, the stately castle at Castlewellan in County Down and the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan, Ross Castle.

Hello describes the castles on offer in Ireland as "rugged, impregnable edifices that witnessed legendary battles long ago, safe keepers of dreadful or romantic secrets, homes to pirates and ghosts."

There are numerous options for caravan taps owners looking to take a break in Ireland, with holiday parks and touring sites located across the country, many of which are located close to the country's impressive castles.

People looking to visit castles may wish to take a trip to Wales as a survey of foreign visitors to the UK carried out by VisitBritain found that Welsh castles were the number one attraction in Britain.