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“Lucky” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parke's Castle

Parke's Castle
Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Ireland
353-71-9164149
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Leitrim
Type: Castles
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Wallingford, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lucky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Parke's Castle was not on my initial itinerary, but after seeing a brochure at Silgo Abbey, I wanted to give it a try. This turned out to be the most fortunate decision. The restoration has been done skillfully, and the guides were excellent. Our tour guide delivered a great deal of information, provided indepth answers to all questions, and was exceptionally pleasant. The setting is beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
N Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The cost was very reasonable.
The staff were local - pleasant - interested and the guide was very well informed and well able to keep a group interested.
If you are visitng wrap up well and wear flat shoes as there are quite a few stairs to climb and part of the tour is outside. Wouldnt be suitable for folk with restricted mobility but otherwise very very good.

Visited April 2013
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Only a few miles from Sligo town though technically in Co Leitrim, Parke`s Castle is well worth the visit. Situated right on the shore of beautiful Lough Gill with gorgeous views. For an exceptionally cheap €8 for 3 adults and 2 children (we were charged a family ticket) we spent a very pleasant hour and a half here. The guided tour was interesting and informative, the Castle itself is very nicely restored. There is an audio visual show, detailing some other nearby sites worth visiting. Parke`s Castle is definitely a wee hidden historical gem

Visited April 2013
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Enfield, Meath, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Had great fun on this visit. You can look around yourself but it is well worth the little extra to take the tour. Not only was the guide well informed but very entertaining as well. we enjoyed ever moment of the visit. Learned a lot and had lots of laughs as well.Apart from the history she was able to tell us about the origin of some sayings. just wish I could remember her name . She should get a rise in pay.

Visited June 2012
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California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Take the Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It's an interesting place to visit with very pretty views - but you get a lot more from it if you take the tour. The guide was excellent.

This castle isn't open all year. It closes (at least this year) the end of September, don't know when it reopens. And admission is free if you have an OPW Heritage Card.

Visited September 2012
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