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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
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A Must See

A lovelyl castle with beautiful, well-kept grounds. It was our favorite attraction in Kilkenny. I believe tickets are free on Tuesdays.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A lovelyl castle with beautiful, well-kept grounds. It was our favorite attraction in Kilkenny. I believe tickets are free on Tuesdays.

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Kilkenny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If the sun is shining you have just hit the jackpot! Stunning grounds, great way to spend time, reading a book, lunch al fresco!

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Paternoster, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After standing empty for many years the Castle had to undergo major rebuilding and repair. And they have done a marvelous job in the restoration. One room stands out and that is the Long Gallery which retained its roof whilst the remainder of the Castle was standing open to the elements. The striking 19th Century hammer beam and glass roof... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful castle in period decor. Reminded me of the Vanderbilt Biltmore House in Asheville as far as the period decor, but here you are spending just 7 Euros to visit vs. $50 or so. Plus, this is a real castle in beautiful Kilkenny. It is definitely worth the tour, and Kilkenny is worth a visit. Walking around town is lovely--nice... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice way to spend an hour in Kilkenny but this one is probably better suited to people who don't hold the auld inherited grudge.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

great place to unwind, castle tour was great, views were spectacular, staff very friendly staff. 5 star

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Western Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So beautiful especially the inside tour which you must take to go to the library with its yellow wallpaper that is authentic-you won't believe it's authentic! The gardens are nice too and to see the different bedrooms is cool too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

.... But not much more. To be fair we like our castles a bit older than this one and although built by William Marshal in the early 13th century (started even earlier by his father-in-law) most of that is superseded by the later efforts of the Butler family. As a result the medieval stuff is largely no longer there. But... More 

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Naracoorte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The history of the castle and grounds. There was nothing we didn't like. There is a great audio visual room within the castle that details the history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Although I had been to Ireland before it is always nice to visit the varying Castles in the different counties.

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Additional Information about Kilkenny Castle

Address: Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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