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Listowel Castle

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Address: The Square, Listowel, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 68 22566

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Thanks to lovely energetic Annette, the guide, the visit was very pleasant. She explained us about the castle and the "closets" to keep the dresses out of lice (!!!) and the way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
SiRi C
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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great front although it was closed for the season when I called (sep) still it was interesting to read the info about the history and the way the castle was caught using tunnels , nice wee info ratio centre and garden to the front markets open across the road where you can see it better while having a sandwich .

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived thinking this was a free and self-guided castle tour. It was definitely not self-guided, there were chains keeping us out. And, I think the booth had a charge listed but am not 100% sure. We wandered around outside and got a feel for it but did not wait for the guided tour.

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Thanks to lovely energetic Annette, the guide, the visit was very pleasant. She explained us about the castle and the "closets" to keep the dresses out of lice (!!!) and the way they used horses' hair to fortify the mortar!

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Thank SiRi C
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

They only have guided tours but they are free. Not much left of the whole castle but the tour lasts about 40 minutes and packed with details that we did not know about. Even though we are kind of well read and have visited other tower castles recently. Very very good.

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Take the tour! The lady there (cannot remember her name) is just full of information and details about the town and the castle's history. Fascinating to walk into the remaining rooms.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

If your passing Listowel stop and take in the beauty of this castle for photographs it's in the square with a chapel next to it

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This simple, guided tour of this partial castle was very interesting. The gentleman that led our small group through was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot! If you don't have a lot of time and want to take some Irish /Castle history in this is perfect! Be prepared to climb a fair amount of good stairs ....

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Took tour with 4 German people and another Irish couple. Tour guide Mike was great and tour itself was very interesting. Wonderful sights, but one needs to be able to climb stairs! Wold highly reccomend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

An excellent free activity to do with the kids . Mike our tour guide was excellent lots of great information and the kids found it very interesting .

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Momence, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

There are better castles to see but this was nicely maintained. The welcome center has informative attendants

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