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Kilkenny Castle

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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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Superb visit

You won't be disappointed with the history and the architecture or the restaurants. Loads to do and see around the county too

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Les T
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You won't be disappointed with the history and the architecture or the restaurants. Loads to do and see around the county too

Thank Les T
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of very few Castle's that is renovated through out this beautiful country.Very disappointed in the fact that no photography of any kind is allowed inside the castle.Other than that it was awesome.I loved the grounds,gardens,statues.The wood work inside this castle was awesome the craftsmanship was just unbelievable.They even have a small cafe in the basement.I was there on dog... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This amazing castle is well worth a visit on a trip to the wonderful Kilkenny City. Massive scenic gardens to stroll around and plenty of places to take stunning pictures. The beautiful castle is located in the center of the city and has easy access. Such a wonderful location for family picnics on a sunny day.

Thank Missquinn15
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Kilkenny Castle today. The guide was excellent, she knew so much about the Castle, the Butler family and history in general. I was really impressed by the castle and gardens. I spent about 90mins here and the Castle was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Well worth visiting. I imagine that the grounds are even more beautiful in Summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although we did not enter the Castle itself my Family and I took a walk along the River which is alongside the Castle Walls and soon after, you enter the Park through a doorway in the walls which leads through woodlands eventually ending up at the main castle which is a really impressive Building. Kilkenny has to be one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must do on a visit to Kilkenny. Great tour very informative and the restoration furniture and artworks are excellent

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This time though took a really extensive walk around the grounds, I was in the castle before, and believe me, it is worth the couple of quid to go in and have a look around. It was lovely though in the grounds, just like any park on an end of summers day. Beautiful.

Thank Theycallitmadness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history and setting is lovely. Brill play park in the grounds. Bit of a pain to get parking nearby but worth the walk. Lovely cafe in the original kitchen. Yummy scones and coffee.

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Beaumont, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not going to visit this castle but then the owner of our B&B highly recommended it. So much history and beautiful grounds. Be sure to take in the slide show to get a better understanding of the castle's history. I only gave it a 4 star because I was disappointed that we were not allowed to take pictures... More 

Thank Lynne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was so knowledgeable and interesting! We really enjoyed our tour.Start with the film at the entrance to the castle.The castle has been extensively restored and is more Victorian than medieval.My daughter and I are much more interested in the medieval era,but still really enjoyed the tour and the excellent guide. even in the off season the tour was... More 

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