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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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Great day and you can spend so much time there walking around the grounds and the castle .. Defo worth a visit very cheap at only €7 pp

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great day and you can spend so much time there walking around the grounds and the castle .. Defo worth a visit very cheap at only €7 pp

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Thank Claire K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The castle looks form the street not as big until you stay in front of it with the big Green behind you. It has a rich history and well worth to tour. In the kitchen, where is to day a little bistro, the workers look at you six year old with fear if he whistles;-) ghost tour story!

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Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing tour of an unbelievably beautiful castle. With great detail the state has spent time and money in this restoration to keep this historic landmark and piece of Ireland history avail for others to see and experience. Orig built c. 1146-1219..just imagining those who lived here and what it was like was breathtaking. The tour guides are wonderful and passionate... More 

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Thank Britanie t
Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your a person who is interested in History and old castles then this is a must visit for you. You can choose to go as part of a guided tour or take a nice stroll around the castle at your leisure. In the large hall with all the paintings you can listen to the guide as they tell you... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every room had a guide to explain the history of that area. The restored tapestries and pictures were amazing. It was a rainy, Sunday afternoon when we went so the castle was quite empty. Good for us to take our time and discover the treasures within.

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Thank RockyBayIrish
Garden Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in Kilkenny as part of a day tour from Dublin. Our tour guide led us through the gates into the court yard and gave us a brief history of the castle. What a thrill to be so close to so much history. This 13th century Castle is part of the medieval town of Kilkenny and is a great... More 

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Thank Diane D
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle is a step back in time to understand how the wealthy lived in such wonderful opulence. The restoration of the castle is a credit to all involved and a real bonus to tourism in the area.

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Thank McIlwaine
Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked round the castle on a beautiful sunny day. Very informative guide its best to take the guided tour tell you everything about the castle. Do go!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle, located in the heart of Kilkenny is a must see if you're visiting the area. It has an interesting history, and well renovated and updated several times over the last 600 years. There is a large park adjacent to the castle (old castle gardens) and the tour is very reasonable at €8 per person (adults). Picture taking is... More 

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Sperone, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surrounded by green, in a wonderful city, the Castle offers charm, but also a sense of grandeur. The interiors are beautiful, especially those located on the first floor and the hall of the works of art where I also found landscapes of Salvator Rosa.

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