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The Rose of Innisfree boat tour left from in front of Parkes Castle so this was the perfect opportunity to explore both on the same trip - and I am so glad I did.
Although small, this is definitely worth visiting...
We visited this castle today after the Marble arch caves.
It's an enchanting place that gets the mind going on how things used to be.
The kid's were given a little treasure hunt to do while walking around and they loved it.
Unlike a lot of the castles that are in ruins, Parke's Castle is still whole. It is a small castle and has been kept up pretty well. Much of it is under repair so only a part of the castle is available to see and...More
We did not start out to go to this but got lost and ended up there so we decided to enter and see. The admission was free that day as there was construction in the courtyard but even though access was limited, it was really...More
At the time of visiting the courtyard was being renovated so that section was closed as was the tea rooms. But the good side was that entrance was free. It is a most beautiful castle overlooking Lough Gill.
We were there in June/July and it was free entry due to the work being done.
The tour was very informative and done in a funny personable way. The film show is fine but you can leave that out if you want.
Try to combine...More
The castle was partially closed when we visited so entry was free. Just as well, because we found the place very disappointing. We were only able to explore the main building, out buildings, courtyard etc., weren't accessible, but there was virtually nothing to see. It's...More
This well preserved castle in way off the beaten path, but the drive itself is wonderful and scenic. They are remodeling the courtyard so we could only look at it from a distance. But when done it will be a much better tour stop. They...More