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Listowel Castle

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

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Listowel, isteeped in history

My so and I visited in the off season (ie when it is meant to be the coldest, snowiest and wettest). We'd wanted to stay in Ballybunion, but that is closed to tourism in the off... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My so and I visited in the off season (ie when it is meant to be the coldest, snowiest and wettest). We'd wanted to stay in Ballybunion, but that is closed to tourism in the off season - so instead we stayed at Listowel and enjoyed the architecture and history there, and were also keenly offered visits to other historical... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Although this castle is mostly a ruin, it has been fixed up so that you can get up to the upper floors and the young tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The Listowel Castle is located just off the Square in the beautiful town of Listowel in Kerry. It is the remains of an old castle. Beautiful backdrop for photos.

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Thank Margaret C
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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