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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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We were in town for a couple of days so walke up by the castle and into the ground. For some reason I hadn't thought of going inside so when the guy mentioned €7 I asked how long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Kilkenny Castle is nicely situated in the centre of Kilkenny. It looks quite nice from the outside but is very refurbished on the inside and lacks a real wow-moment. Compared to other castles nothing to special, therefore only a 3 Star rating.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a couple of days so walke up by the castle and into the ground. For some reason I hadn't thought of going inside so when the guy mentioned €7 I asked how long does it take and the answer was c.35 mins. We went in and were very pleasantly surprised. Really nice job done on... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very historic castle right in the heart of Kilkenny City. Focal point to meet people - lovely house and gardens and entry fee is not too expensive. Seniors rates also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was great. First, the work the OPW has done is amazing. They have found some of the original furniture and have replaced others with perfect replicas including the wallpaper. What was most impressive were the attendants in each room. They were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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Lexington, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

it cis hard for Americans to grasp the concept of centuries old buildings still being in such good condition (although it wasn't so in the 1960's when it passed into public ownership)...the downspouts on this building are dated 1682, yikes 350 years ol d and as good as new!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This castle is an example of a more "modern" one giving an idea of what life would have been like for the local nobility. The surrounding park and rose gardens (though the roses were't out yet) are beautiful. Overall it very peaceful and serene with knowledgeable guides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old castle and grounds. Too much history to absorb in one visit but very impressive and a must see for any visit to Ireland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

we have visited many castles and this is one of the nicest. Make sure to watch the free short film before entering the castle - it provides a context for this location, castle and the families that owned it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The tour of the castle was self paced. Recommend watching the video on the history of the castle before entering the tour. The park surrounding the castle is lovely. Great place for a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful introduction to the castles of Ireland - it was my first visit and this was my first castle.

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