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Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
353-56-7704100
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds, steeped in history , have a languid picnic or visit the amazing free Butler Gallery inside the castle....Lots of things to see and do!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I love the fact that they have taken the time and effort to restore this marvellous building to it's original state using as much as possible original materials for both construction and decor. Guides in each room are very helpful and happy to answer your questions. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

a well preserved and presented castle. A bonus not having to pay because it was heritage week. Wonderfully stocked with antiques, furniture and a very expansive collection of art. The grounds around are huge with lovely gardens and fountain. You can really experience the feeling of the time. A must do if visiting the town.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The tour is interesting but very short. The grounds are fabulous though especially if you get good weather

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great history tour. Gives you a real insight into life "then". The grounds are beautiful. We started by walking through the grounds where there was a fantastic pond with ducks and lovely fauna and grounds and then toured inside the castle.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great castle to visit full of history in a historic city. This castle is very well restored and you don't need to go into the castle to enjoy the historic feel to the place. The grounds are great too. I would combine a stay in the city with a visit because there is a great vibe to... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful restoration still in progress with many illustrations of the incredible work that has and is being done. It's a lovely small castle, cozy in feel with beautiful gardens and grounds. The attendants are very knowledgeable and love to answer questions on the restoration as well as the history of the area and Ireland. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Loved this castle and the history behind it. Definitely something worth making the walk/drive to. Promise you'll enjoy it.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must place to visit when in Kilkenny. The Castle is set in lovely grounds with old trees. It was a lovely day and may people where lazing about on the grass. The restoration of the castle was sympathetic to the original style of the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This castle is full of history and the restoration is particularly wonderful. The grounds are phenomenal. The tour is self guided but there are many informative signs detailing the restoration process as well as the displays.

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