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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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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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portlaoise
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The castle is right in the heart of the city and includes beautiful grounds and a park with a playground. Butler Gallery is housed within the walls of the city and is well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit! Great tour guides, bringing history to life. An the park land is great for the kids to run free and the beautiful rose garden at the front is worth seeing.

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Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful castle and grounds on a hill giving a wonderfull view on the medieval city. Well worth a visit.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For history buffs this is the place. 800yrs of it. Their are daily guided tours of the castle, extremely interesting, but quite pricey. If you like taking photos or video,, , forget it, not allowed inside the castle. Its about a 90 min tour which ends at a café, which is not bad (price and food). The castle is set... More

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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This castle feels like a home that a family lived in. It is in the heart of the city surrounded and situated in a parkland setting. The tour is very good and needs to be booked a couple of hours in advance during summer.

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Kilkenny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you make your way to the Faire Citie, do ensure to make the time to complete a visit to the Castle. It is now a self guided tour but there is always a knowledgeable staff member close by. The restaurant is just across the road and is fabulous.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Kilkenny castle must see grounds magnificent, castle tour, walk to lakes, kiddies playground lots to do dont forget to visit.

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