There are not many examples of buildings that remain from the Middle Ages but medieval castles are the exception to this. Even when the castles are in ruins they can still transport you back in time and are well worth visiting and exploring. There are a number of medieval castles in ireland and some of the best examples of these are listed below.
The castle in Enniskillen dates back to the 15th Century and is one of the best preserved older buildings in Ireland. From the 17th Century onwards it’s main use was as an Army barracks and there are many exhibitions within the castle that showcase this history that the public can visit. Enniskillen Castle is located next to the river Erne right in the centre of the city.
Kinbane Castle is unique in the fact that it is located on a small rock which extends into the sea. It is in ruins but it is still possible to imagine how imposing it would have been before the building began to decay. The castle is located on the North Antrim coastal road and is only six miles away from the Giant’s Causeway. If you are travelling along the coastal road as part of a tour of Ireland, then it is well worth making a stop to see Kinbane Castle.