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Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
353-56-7704100
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Traveler Description: Kilkenny Castle has been the centrepiece of Kilkenny City for over 800 years.  Occupying a strategic vantage point along the River Nore, this... more »
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Blessington, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great time it was like going back in history loved it :)we will be going back again soon we had such a great time thanks kilkenny

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took the tour I the castle and walked the grounds. This is the most well kept castle we visited in Ireland. It is definitely worth a stop to see.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's a great castle to see and walk around. The grounds are amazing, as well as the pathway walk that forms a perimeter around the castle and grounds. A great visit, interesting, informative and fun. While the castle itself only takes 1-2 hours to see every last bit, you can easily spend a half day there on the grounds, pathways... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This castle tells the story over history. It is definitely worth a visit. It has undergone major renovation to restore its former glory and definitely gives you a sense of what it was like to live there.

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Newfoundland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We didn't tour the castle as we arrived late, but we took in a night of traditional music, song and dance at the castle in the evening. Enjoyable, but the cast of musicians and dancers didn't seem to be enjoying it?? There was a very entertaining older man who sang some story songs, he was very enjoyable. The Irish tap... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the effort. The interior was awesome and grounds glorious. The photos and stories about the reconstruction were very interesting.

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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best parts of our trip to Ireland. The castle, the park, and the surrounding town were wonderful!!

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Sun City West, Arizona
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195 reviews 195 reviews
101 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived too late in the day to take a tour but the lighting was lovely for some photos. Many families and couples were out on the beautiful grounds, which by the way close at 8:30pm. The times may differ each day. There is no fee to walk around the castle and grounds, which is very enjoyable. Glad to see... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Take a trip back in time. This place is crammed with wonderful art as well gives you an idea how the well to do lived. Too many treasures to list here. Simply GO!

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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Staff at the castle were open to any questions you had. The castle itself is remarkable with tapestries & paintings of the time period. It's amazing the amount of renovation that went into restoring the castle.

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