Ferns Castle s a ruined 13th century castle in central Co. Wexford, Ireland.
The half-collapsed ruin may be a good backdrop for scenes set in a small village or urban environment that need a historical or unusual background. While only the front wall of the castle still stands, but what’s left of the structure is imposing and impressive. The castle looms over the village and can be seen from the mainstreet, housing estates, and the local primary school. And the building is tall, still has two of its towers, and has beautiful 13th century carved windows.
It is possible to climb to the top of one of the remaining towers to get an impressive view of the village. The tower has an interior stone staircase and a former chapel room.
William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke built the now ruined castle around 1200. The early Norman castle originally formed a larger square castle, with two more towers, a moat and drawbridge. A visitor centre at the rear of the castle offers information and tours of the site. The visitor centre has a modern wool tapestry that traces the history of the castle.
Parking: An on site car park holds ~10 cars.
Toilets are located in the visitor centre.
Located in Ferns.
Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 12km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Chris Hill, Brian Morrison
Ferns Castle Visitor Centre, The Square, Ferns Upper, Ferns, Co. Wexford, Ireland, Y21 D892