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Kilkenny Castle

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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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Storm The Castle!

Lots to see,a large park,nice rose garden,several floors filled with history.beautifully restored rooms.friendly staff and an outdoor play garden for children.sadly no photography... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Velm
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48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots to see,a large park,nice rose garden,several floors filled with history.beautifully restored rooms.friendly staff and an outdoor play garden for children.sadly no photography is allowed indoors.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting castle who's grounds were once humongous with its very large stable across the street which currently house several speciality shops.

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Thank Debbie812
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The weather outside was not great so we decided to visit the castle, and we were so glad we did. The history behind this castle is intriguing and it is well worth a visit. The staff were most helpful and very knowledgeable. It is quite reasonably priced and well worth the visit.

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Belfast
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of days in the city and it was recommended that we visit the Castle.We spent a wonderful couple of hours here as it was so worthwhile in terms of the presentation of the history of the building and its place in the importance of medieval Ireland.The staff were so welcoming and well informed .always willing to engage... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good value for money, plenty to see (its vast!) amazing history to it. Plenty of guide people to ask questions in each area, I would have preferred to go on a guided tour though.

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Dublin, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge castle, interesting history and tour. Pity no photos are allowed but it just means I'll have to visit again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did not have the chance to visit inside as it is only guided tours...and I had to wait 2 hrs...had i knew I would have bought ticket in advance and gone to lunch while waiting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting tour of the restored castle, great insight into how the Butlers lived during Victorian times. Highly recommend for passing an hour or so while in Kilkenny. Guided Tours were held on the hour, but from Feb onwards, I think self guided tours were available throughout the day.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this place upon moving to the city and we found it worthwhile for a view. You can use some special cultural card which means the site will be free but that is worth asking for at reception. The interesting thing about the visit is how they take you through the restored rooms and dining halls.... More 

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South of Houston
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kilkenny Castle is pretty impressive as you walk up to it. Parked across the canal and walked up the canal entrance. It was a nice walk to the Castle thinking about what it must have been like hundreds of years ago. We were a bit early for the next tour so we took advantage of walking around the grounds.... More 

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