We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parke's Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Visiting Leitrim

Came across this attraction as we drove around Leitrim. Have to saw an excellent couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martina N
via mobile
Super tour, friendly staff and a cool Castle.

My husband and I recently visited the Castle and wow — we really enjoyed the tour. Interestingly... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Stephanie D
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
via mobile
Read all 185 reviews
All photos (89)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour”(21 reviews)
“lough gill”(30 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
See all hours
Fivemile Bourne, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
+353 71 916 4149
Reviews (185)
Filter reviews
171 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guided tour lough gill well worth a visit great tour boat trip restoration work century tower treasure hunt spiral stair case surrounding area really enjoyed our visit whole thing sunday afternoon takes about an hour informative video historical sites beautiful scenery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 171 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this attraction as we drove around Leitrim. Have to saw an excellent couple of hours spent here. Siobhan our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable and open to questions. She made the trip worthwhile. All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon and an beautifully...More

Thank Martina N
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the Castle and wow — we really enjoyed the tour. Interestingly enough, the Castle is undergoing renovations/repairs so there is NO charge to tour the Castle. It is really well done and even with part of the courtyard being...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed September 1, 2018

lovely visit to this castle with a narration from a staff member, very interesting story of castle life with life size models and examples of utensils used in bygone days. some restoration work going on but not noticable to visitors. we then went on the...More

Thank joanmacca
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This castle is overlooking a lake and has some of the friendliest staff we have come across. They make the visit fun for kids by giving the a list of photos and encouraging them.to find each artifact in the photos .... Rwally fantastic

Thank Damien S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

While there is some reconstruction on site it does not impact upon your tour of the site other than offering free admission. There is a great 15 minute movie at the start that speaks to the history and historical sites of the area. The staff...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I traveled to Ireland for a month, mostly to find my ancestry/genealogy. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the beautiful Parke's Castle was actually built on the remains of O'Rourke's Castle (my ancestors). The staff was wonderful and I would have loved to seen...More

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Parke's castle on the shores of Lough Gill is a lovely place to visit. The movie at the beginning of the tour is excellent. Don't miss the boat trip on the Rose of Inishfree.

1  Thank Joan O
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We attended a tour of this castle recently and could not believe the fascinating history this castle has. My favourite part about the castle was the reconstructed spiral stair case, it truly is a work of Art. The staff at the castle were very helpful...More

1  Thank Sprout94
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The courtyard was under construction so it was off limits, but the castle didn't charge a fee to attend which made it worth the trip. It was a quick walk through the castle, and they had some good information in the tour pamphlets they provided.

Thank Kayla S
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing spot this castle is in! Incredible! The history of the place and the views make this a must see for anyone....especially those that like there history !

Thank Matchu7
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Clayton Hotel Sligo
816 reviews
8.19 km away
Riverside Hotel
641 reviews
8.42 km away
Sligo Park Hotel
1,284 reviews
8.71 km away
The Glasshouse
1,899 reviews
8.91 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13 nearby restaurants
Luna Restaurant
83 reviews
4.68 km away
Glencar Teashed
58 reviews
8.41 km away
Riverbank Restaurant
139 reviews
4.08 km away
Blue Devon
5 reviews
4.67 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Creevelea Friary
30 reviews
4.21 km away
Tobernalt Holy Well
126 reviews
7.44 km away
Dooney Rock Forest Park
49 reviews
7.69 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Parke's Castle staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines