Ferns Upper, County Wexford, Y21 D892, Ireland
This Norman castle was built in the 13th century and was originally square in plan with four large towers. Today only two towers remain and visitors have access, by guided tour, to the most complete tower.
Along with various defensive features such as arrow-loops and steep stairs the tower also contains a beautiful chapel.
Castles were built for defence but they were also homes so visitors will see several original fireplaces and other domestic features. Take time to imagine yourself as lord or lady of the manor before you get to savour the magnificent view from the top (weather permitting). While there see if you can turn strategist and identify helpful natural features across the landscape which would aid in your upcoming battle, just as the people whose footsteps you stand in did centuries ago!
Also wander through time by following the wonderful work of the Ferns Tapestries. These tapestries were all created locally and tell the history of Ferns stitch by stitch.
Mid May to Mid September – 10.00am to 5.00pm, last admission is at 4.15pm
Admission is Free
October to April – Closed
- Assistance Dog
- Member of Wexford Heritage Trail
- Wheelchair Access
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilets