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Kilkenny Castle

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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
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My daughter and I did the tour of the castle and the grounds and gardens, amazing restoration; extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Clifton Park, New York
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle last spring. The castle looks quite imposing from outside and the garden is worth exploring. However, the rooms in the castle are quite disappointing. Wonder around castle ground is good enough, don't bother paying the entrance fee into the castle.

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Clifton Park, New York
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I did the tour of the castle and the grounds and gardens, amazing restoration; extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

What a super place to visit. The staff at the desk were really friendly and the staff dotted around the castle could answer any question you may have. Beautifully restored rooms. Fantastic gardens. A must see on your trip to Kilkenny.

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

surprisingly, the Castle and grounds were open and I was able to connect with a tour by an informative guide. really lovely restoration and worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Self tour but still worth a wander around...grounds are beautiful if you have time to relax and enjoy

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very clean and open to the public. Friendly people willing to help out with anything and everything.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautifully restored. The Tea House prepared a delicious lunch. Please note parking was very difficult to find and traffic is very hectic in that part of the city so keep that in mind when you are planning your visit!

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful castle. It's a must see in Kilkenny. Arrive early and avoid the crowds. We were first and saw all the rooms without any crowds.

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

access to the grounds is free and the area is beautifully maintained. check out the event listings, there is always some type of event or festival taking place.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The castle grounds are beautiful, as is the castle itself. We were in Kilkenny over Easter (2015) and enjoyed sitting in the small open-air cafe located on the grounds. The castle provides a free video about its history and you can buy a ticket to tour the inside of the castle (students pay 3€). It's a self-guided tour - you... More 

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