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Butter Slip

Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Kilkenny
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors

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Maynooth, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The butterslip is a medieval walkway that connects two streets. There are a number of shops and restaurants on it, including a bookshop and a steakhouse. As it is simply a walkway, there is no entrance fee or anything similar. The steps are uneven and it can be slippy, so be careful!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One has got to respect history and all the Butter Slip represents. But as it is now it is an alleyway and even the Busker on the day failed to bring any cheer.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Shopping street as it was hundreds of years ago. Uneven steps so be careful, but that is part of the charm.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Where the most famous and oldest stone structure in the country you hale from was only built in the middle 19th century, one certainly appreciates ANYTHING constructed centuries earlier; this place was awesome and conjured up imaginary medieval characters going about their daily business.

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Memphis
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a little passage way (alley) between the pedestrian mall and Main Street. It appears to be one of the original entrances to the medieval part of the wall surrounding the original town. There is a restaurant in there called Ripleys that serves a good steak dinner.

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belfast
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this is a nice little corridor to walk through in kilkenny and conjours images of times gone by.. but it is nothing more than a walkway between buildings that still has its old cobbled effect - you wont be taken out of the way to walk through it but its basic... however lots of pubs at cafes at the end... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I agree that at night , I would not feel safe walking up or down it, but during the day it is really beautiful and it is milling with people. Its great to be able to get from High Street down to Kieran Street , but it does need cleaning on a daily basis.

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Killarney, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's a lively place but can be a bit dirty going through the arches with last nights vomit. Wouldnt feel safe there late in the evening.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's just a slipway between two streets. Ok It's really old, but thats about it. It ain't the Spanish Steps!

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

No wonder they used to sell butter in this alleyway, as it is very cool inside. We liked walking through this path.

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