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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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A most enjoyable hour

Given two 10ur olds not "that" much into culture, we watched the free audiovisual and walked the grounds and chatted about our new-found knowledge of this magnificent demesne, to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Vivienne G
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Given two 10ur olds not "that" much into culture, we watched the free audiovisual and walked the grounds and chatted about our new-found knowledge of this magnificent demesne, to the enjoyment of all. Architecturally so wonderful, I shall have to return in adult company for an inside tour.

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Thank Vivienne G
Drogheda, Ireland
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoy the grounds see the audio visual that will do... I hadn't realised that the entire house is reproduced, Deffo recommend for an ice-cream on a hot day and o lovely walk by the river but for a walk through the past head for Rothe house and garden in town.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this castle on 22nd August where I was a bridesmaid as my friend was getting married in the castle! It was absolutely stunning, grounds kept clean and tidy and the rose garden is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit

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Thank shah1_06
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kilkenny Castle would have to be one of the must see attractions of this great city. The tour gives you a fantastic insight into what life would have been like in medieval times. The surrounding parklands are also worth a visit on a nice day.

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Thank mjdp81
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place to see. This is a self service tour. The video at the start is worth seeing as it helps later in the tour. Lots of history inside. Very well renovated inside. Make sure you walk across the road over to the stables and small garden area as very quiet.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Run by the OPW, the castle has been amazingly restored to its former glory and is well worth a visit. The self guided tour takes you through the castle at your own pace. Great value for money for the time spent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entry to the Castle is very cheap, the rooms are brilliantly restored and the staff are on-hand in every room and delighted to talk to the visitors. There's a nice cafe inside, as well as an outdoor coffee dock on the grounds. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and would highly recommend it.

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Thank Lena D
Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We originally thoug the this would be just a quick walk around a small castle. We were proved wrong! There is so much history associated with Kilkenny castle and its occupants ( the Butler family) that we spent the better part of two hours enjoying and learning about its history. An amazing restoration and amazing staff to answer any and... More 

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County Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely wonderful experience. We walked the grounds and just strolled our way around this magnificent place. Truly worth a visit.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent restoration loved seeing the fixtures fittings and art of the time only down side was there were 3 large tours in complete with guides who caused a log jam in the smaller rooms also head phones amd self tour would be helpful

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