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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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A Grand Manor

Less a Medieval castle; it is really a grand Victorian manor as converted by the Butler family 100s of years ago. But well worth a visit...just don't go looking for knights in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Powell, Ohio
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harrisburg, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Kilkenny Castle was built 1100's, and of course went through various stages of history. Some sections are currently furnished as in the late 19th century, although parts of the tour also took us through some of the medieval foundations. It was presented to the city of Kilkenny for 50£ by one of the later owners back in the 1960's. We... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Less a Medieval castle; it is really a grand Victorian manor as converted by the Butler family 100s of years ago. But well worth a visit...just don't go looking for knights in shiny armor! As it is Heritage Week we were fortunate to get a guided tour. This afforded us with a variety of insights on the history of the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very large casttle complete with furnishings, photos, art. We took the self guided tour and there were guides to answer your questions along the way. The grounds are beautiful. Playground for the young children. Good place to spend 2-3 hours.

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La Oliva, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really great thing here is _ NO GUIDED TOURS. Excellent guide book meaning you can make your own way round the (very many) fascinating rooms open to the public and know what you are seeing. Highly recommended

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We toured the castle and the grounds on a Sunday morning. Admission that day was free which was a nice surprise. The tour was self guided but there were people inside to explain stuff and answer questions. The castle and grounds were very nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The castle and grounds were beautiful. However it was a short (30 minute) self guided tour of the castle with access to a few of the rooms. Had a lovely coffee in the kitchen afterwards. The garden and grounds of the castle were gorgeous with large open spaces and a playground for children.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The castle was really lovely. The history and refurbishment all work well together and it is very interesting. The grounds are fantastic and perfect for a nice walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We travelled from kildare with our 4 year old who asked to visit a castle on her holidays, but disappointed as there was no guided tour, we were handed a leaflet and sent on our way around the castle and really didn't get a lot of info on who the family were or history of the castle, we had to... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the great castles to visit in Ireland. It is within a reasonable distance from Dublin if coming in that way, if arriving from Shannon....well, it's a far drive. Depends on how you are traversing Ireland. I do recommend this, as it is one of the best castles I visited....

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely trip of the castle. Adults and Children loved it. Had afternoon tea in lovely tearooms afterwards. A must if you visit Kilkenny.

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