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Parke's Castle

Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
+353 71 916 4149
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beautiful

very well maintained and extremely interesting. staff were very polite and friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary D
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Galway
nice interesting place

Had a look around this castle with my family. entry was free as it is still being renovated but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
snowgul
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

very well maintained and extremely interesting. staff were very polite and friendly. Knowlegable about the area and its history. beautiful scenery

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a look around this castle with my family. entry was free as it is still being renovated but was well worth the dander around. Staff were very helpful and friendly and gave our girls a challenge to find some items on a list which...More

1  Thank snowgul
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Place was almost empty on a Sunday afternoon. The admission was free due to renovation works on the walls but we could still visit the forge, see the sweat room, courtyard and walk around the main house. The history of the castle is quite interesting...More

1  Thank travelbonkers44
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We took a wrong turn and stumbled upon this interesting old castle that has been partially restored with work continuing. But much of the inside has been completed and it is very interesting and well presented. Staff were very accommodating, courteous , knowledgeable and helpful....More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Take the tour so much information given by our wonderful guide Emma! Beautiful scenery, located right on a lake. Castle is well restored, worth the drive.

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

went there on a cold and windy day, was a bit disappointed with the little it contained, but I suppose visitors expect so much now, but certainly would not recommend it to friends. not worth the money for entrance.

Thank msharpley
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The castle grounds were being worked on while we were there, so we were limited on our tour. We were given free access tot the castle and the informative video. The castle was restored using tools and techniques of the time. A great visit and...More

Thank peterpiperpicked123
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Parkes Castle is located on the Co. Leitrim side of Lough Gill. The House is known as a Plantation House. It is currently unoccupied. The O.P.W. (Office of Public Works ie. the State, now manage this property). This Castle is in a very scenic location...More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Had the good fortune to stop at Parke's Castle and caught up with the guided tour about 5 minutes in. Castle is historic and fascinating largely because of the genuinely brilliant guide whose narrative filled the partly restored castle with living people. Admission was free...More

1  Thank NicNackVancouver_BC
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This small "castle" sits on Lough Gill. We were impressed by the wonderful Irish oak panelling and spiral staircases - real craftsmanship. The guide was very informative, and - as restoration work was in progress - entrance was free.

Thank bellsmith
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