Fodor's Expert Review Black Castle

Wicklow Town Ruins

Immediately south of the harbor, perched on a promontory that has good views of the coastline, are the ruins of the Black Castle. This structure was built in 1169 by Maurice Fitzgerald, an Anglo-Norman lord who arrived with the English invasion of Ireland. The freely accessible ruins extend over a large area; with some difficulty, you can climb down to the water's edge.

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Off South Quay
Wicklow Head, Co. Wicklow  Ireland

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