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Kilkenny Castle

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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
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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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Majestic , historic, and amazing

This is one of the best historic castles in Ireland. Considering the historic signifagance and the architectual beauty of this hand built and hand cleared grounds, you need to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mark R
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Collierville, Tennessee
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Harvard, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We toured the castle and it was a self guided tour. I would have preferred to have a guided tour as I would have learned more about the history. The castle has been renovated and I had mixed feelings about that.

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Duisburg, Germany
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I really liked the park, and the pictures of the restauration/conservation work, which I totally admire but the castle it self is not my thing

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Collierville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best historic castles in Ireland. Considering the historic signifagance and the architectual beauty of this hand built and hand cleared grounds, you need to do everything you can to see this place.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The castle is truly a remarkable experience. Very interesting and there was a Song of the Sea exhibit that I would highly recommend.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent! The castle has been lovingly restored to it's 18-19th century splendor. Fabulous knowledgeable guides and lovely grounds. Don't miss it!

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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to KK Castle a number of times and it is always interesting. This time, I was disappointed that they were not doing the guided tours any more as it is more personal and has always been very interesting. At some point we happened upon a group getting a tour so joined in. But it was confusing as... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. Beautiful place to walk around, and take in the atmosphere. Always a must-visit whenever we have visitors calling

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I actually want to recommend that after leaving this impressive castle, get out of the center of town and walk along the river of Kilkenny. so beautiful!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

gorgeous views from the grounds around the castle, helpful staff, fab playground too, castle itself is breathtaking

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've visited Kilkenny Castle several times as an adult. The walk around the grounds is beautiful but I only recently realise they have a fantastic playground. The kids had a ball and the ground is that soft rubber surface, so even if they do fall, they won't be over crying :-D

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Additional Information about Kilkenny Castle

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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