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Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
353-56-7704100
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Kilkenny
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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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

its beautiful and well keep. the grounds are ideal for a walk on a good dry day and every one is so friendly

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tyrone
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant experience. We paid just 4 euro each, special Seniors rate, and were able to walk from room to room in our own time, no rush. So much to see and experience

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Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Loved here, great historic well kept castle. Lovely grounds for walking. We spent a lovely few hours enjoying all it had to offer.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It is free to take a picnic on the grass look up at the castle and watch the swans and ducks in the river a beautiful setting to share with family or friends. You can go into the castle and usually there is an art exhibit plus see the castle itself worth a visit .

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful castle. There is a place for walking, beautiful park. Walking around the grounds for free. Conveniently located in the city center, close to the shopping streets and restaurants.

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Long Island, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Behind the iron gates and the big wood doors - exposed is Killkenny castle. It is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. The video prior to a self-tour - Which we loved, was very informative and really interesting. the castle map is very easy to navigate and the staff within very helpful and full of great and fun information. beautiful... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visit Kilkenny Castle, such a beautiful medieval castle owned by the Butlers at one time. Enjoy the lovely trail walk by the river Nore and as you walk up the park field and reach the top of the hill have your breath taken away by the castle towering to greet you in the park grounds, has to be seen to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Kilkenny Castle is very well maintained but the tour was a self tour and there was no guide taking us from room to room. Hence we did not learn anything much from the tour. Also, since photography was not allowed we could not take any snap as a remembrance of the event. In my opinion the management should have... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The castle itself is very impressive and worth a look. There was not a lot of information provided along the way though. The tour was self-guided and the staff posted in the rooms was not very helpful or friendly to the kids. The cafe had very poor service and if I remember correctly we didn't even really get what we'd... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
76 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's big, nice, interesting and inspiring, but not very different from other castles. Worth a visit, but I was not super-impressed.

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