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“Definately worth a tour while in Kilkenney” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle
The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
353-56-7704100
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3-Day Southeast Ireland Tour from Dublin...
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
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Owner description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
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“Definately worth a tour while in Kilkenney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The castle grounds are magnificent and the castle itself is extremely interesting. Gorgeous library.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful restoration going on!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Kilkenny is a lovely little town with a beautiful castle and river walk The castle has beautiful grounds and a number of the rooms have been restored to original splendor. Definitely worth a visit.

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“Great way to spend a couple hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The "tour" that you pay for is actually self-guided - you get a little pamphlet and there is information posted along the way, with people in several of the rooms to answer questions. It's nice to linger a bit where you like and skip the stuff you're less interested in, and the folks in the rooms were friendly and knowledgeable.

The rooms are beautifully restored, and in addition to the information posted about the castle itself, in many places there are photos of the restoration process, which was interesting to us.

I was particularly taken with the large hall full of paintings - they had dozens of portraits of castle owners and patrons and their family members, many of them quite beautiful, all with little blurbs posted.

Beautifully manicured rose garden as well - it smells amazing and it's a nice spot to sit and rest.

Visited June 2013
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“Outside is better than the inside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Looks amazing from the exterior. A true castle in all of it's grandeur, but the inside is limited and not very interesting since it appears only part of the castle is open and restored to a more recent period. Docents were very helpful and knowledgeable so ask questions.

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“Enjoyed Kilkenny Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Beautiful grounds to relax or run with the wind. The castle was well maintained and the rooms in the castle were decorated with beautiful furniture and items. The garden with the fountain was so photogenic and the large park like lawn on the opposite side was impressive with it's size. Easy to park and enjoy the castle as well as walking down the street to the main part of Kilkenny. A really fun day.

Visited May 2013
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