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Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
353-56-7704100
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Owner description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
Attraction details
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Another interesting old place to visit on your trip to Ireland. not so much like an actual castle now a days but more like a stately home. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and you learn a little about the history of the Butler family who lived there for so long.

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Hesperia, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Kilkenny is an adorable little town and the castle is a perfect match. The castle has gorgeous grounds to walk or run on, a play area for children, and is lovely to spend the afternoon at.

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San Diego, California
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Great tour...beautiful castle! The tour is well worth the money...beautiful grounds.....great historical site. The tour guides are very informed and make the tour interesting....The town is only steps away...so the castle tour and shopping in Kilkenney makes for a great day! : )

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Bergen, Norway
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172 reviews 172 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

On a clear crisp day we had a nice visit, first for a stroll at the grounds outside the castle, then for a look inside. In one basement room, accessed from the outside, was a very interesting and informative video about the history of the place. The castle also has a friendly little cafe located in an old kitchen.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the quiet stroll around the grounds..Has to be the best kept grounds I have ever seen. Inside and outside the castle

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Carlow, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Kilkenny castle is a great day out for all. Its lovely and relaxing just to walk around the grounds or visit the childrens playground. Also the castle itself inside is fab and well worth a visit. Lovely tea room and great choice of little cakes and buns.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you love castles - and I do - then visit this one. My wife and I visited it in November on our back from our Grand Tour of Cahir, Cork and Kilkenny.They have done a really wonderful job of restoration, and the stables and old house across the road are magnificent. We did a tour of the castle -... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The castle is the main focal point of Kilkenny city and it doesn't disappoint. It is well worth a visit, whisking you back through irish history and giving a real sense of the role of the castle and its families played in developing city life. The park on which is situated is worth a wonder around too, watch out for... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This grand castle is a must see on your trip. The grounds were magnificent and offer a splendid way to spend a day. You may eat inside or purchase a sandwich and picnic on the grounds. They are in the process of restoration and it is well worth the price of the tour. Wonderful day.

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Franklin Tn
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ok must see. Restoration on the castle is fabulous with the physical work and the period pieces you feel like you stepped back in time. Bit of a ride but worth it. tour that includes Glendalough. Great day.

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