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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 terrific view in to the past and our tour guide was a fund of interesting anicdotal historical information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Gort, Ireland
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Gort, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A terrific view in to the past and our tour guide was a fund of interesting anicdotal historical information.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Kilkenny castle is a fabulous place to visit. it is so historic and has been restored to a very high standard. Staff are very knowledgeable.Grounds are beautiful. One small problem: the castle cafe: kept waiting ages for order to be taken. Eventually left....

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great tour of the castle really informative, loads to see and learn. Beautiful vast grounds ideal for a picnic, relaxing in the sun or a long stroll.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This Medival Castle is fantastic. Restored to high standard with lots and lots of Architect Art and beautiful extensive grounds. This historic City is a marvel and has abundant other site hotels restaurants bars etc to keep you very busy.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is probably the most beautiful castle we saw in Ireland. It is wonderfully restored and right in the heart of Kilkenny. My only word of warning is to get there with plenty of time to spare. We only had about 30 minutes in the Castle before they told us they were closing down.

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Scottsburg, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth the tour if you are interested in historical information. Castle started being refurbished about 30 years ago and is beautiful!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It was wonderful to see the Amazing job they did restoring this castle from the dilapidated state it had been in.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Kilkenny Castle is a great place for visiting, no matters what age you are. There is places for picnic, for playing football, running, walking, playground for kids, walking with the dogs, sunbath in summer time (obviously), feed the ducks in the pound, etc. The castle itself is simply amazing, one of the most beautiful I have ever seen so far.... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are close by don't miss this place. Peter was our guide on this snowy damp morning. He told a fascinating, insightful story that got him deserved applause at the end. His voice lilting, he delivered a woven story over 800 years of history from a head full of facts. His story of the original wooden motte and Bailey... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The castle and grounds are beautiful and the art exhibits are lovely. My only complaint is that access to the grounds is restricted and strictly enforced by a constable. I would like to stroll through at night.

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