Local mythology claims Rock of Cashel, a limestone hill crowned by a group of medieval buildings, came into existence when Saint Patrick banished Satan from a cave in a nearby mountain. Kings of Munster lived here for several centuries before the Norman invasion, adding structures to fortify their hilltop seat of power. Little structural evidence of that time remains, as the oldest building still standing on the rock is a round tower constructed sometime in the 12th century. Next to the tower stands a Romanesque chapel, Gothic cathedral, and a 15th century castle. Before you stroll here from the town of Cashel, check the website for a downloadable leaflet providing a brief history and a map of this historical site. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rock of Cashel and many more Cashel attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cashel trip itinerary planner.
Tours to Rock of Cashel
Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel & Cork City Day Tour from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 12 hours
Kilkenny City and Rock of Cashel Day Trip from Cork BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Rock of Cashel Reviews
An interesting historical stop on our bus trip/tour. The tour guide Sarah was so informative. Very impressed with her knowledge and spoke clearly and loudly for everyone in our group to hear. Noticed ... more »
La verdad hermosa visita a este lugar muy importante para los irlandeses enclavado en un alto No solo el lugar en si es muy disfrutable si no que la vista que se tiene desde el mismo lo hacen muy herm... more »The beautiful truth visit to this very important place for the Irish nestled in a high not only the place itself is very enjoyable if not that the view you have from the same make it very beautiful I recommend the hike from here to the ruined abbey that you will find A few yards away, you're going to love it
€4.50 for parking. €8 entrance guided tour fee for general admission and €11 to also see inside the chapel. There are so many spectacular views of the castle and its surroundings - inside and out. It was enjoyable to learn about the castle and surroundings from our knowledgeable tour guide. A must see! The village is quaint and nice to visit and eat. It was a lovely day!
The BEST landmark of Ireland for me. Full of history, blood, ravens and beauty, this ruin is perfect for a guided tour around it. I loved every second of listening the tour guide. I suggest taking both of the tours as they are cheap and hope you get good weather! Definately recommend this one!
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