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Kilkenny Castle

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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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All reviews self guided tour beautiful grounds picture gallery butler family answer questions rose garden well worth a visit own pace tea room sunny day across the street interesting history rooms restoration ireland tapestries furniture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the tour with a must informative lady as our guide. She was genuinely interested in the information that she delivered and dealt with every question. We walked the grounds afterwards. Very relaxing. Go see it...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BronzeTank
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kilkenny castle is a great destination if you are interested in history. The castle itself is very well preserved. Set beside a river and lovely parkland, it is very pleasant to combine a walk with a visit to the castle. Good clean facilities also. On...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a Kilkenny resident, I am lucky to be able to visit the castle as often as I like. After hundreds of visits I must say it never gets old. It is simply breathtaking! There is a well equipped kids playground and in the summer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yvonne E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 5 seniors took a tour of this lovely castle. The inside is lovey. They have done a very good job of restoring much of the original artifacts and furniture. Make sure you ask a lot of questions so that you can understand...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see when you are in Kilkenny. Beautiful inside and out. The tour is well worth the fee and the grounds are very extensive with excellent Walkways and planted areas

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our visit to the castle in the height of summer 2018, fascinating history. It wasn't overly crowded, easy enough to get around. Lovely to see people enjoying themselves seated on the grass outdoors, lots of families having picnics, a great place for it. Really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Travelbabe2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

tour made special by guide knowledge oozing from every pore.lovely stories and asides as we toured castle bit hit the gallery the wall colour and the underfloor heating from the kitchen the stories about the fireplace and of course the lady on mobile....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank room965789
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Medieval town of Kilkenny, and there was no way I wasn't visiting the castle while I was there. I LOVE castles!!! Yes, I really do love OLD things!!! The tour was thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and well worth a visit. No tour guide when we visited which was a pity. Perhaps thought could be given to systems like iguides to allow visitors be informed by a virtual guide such as is available in the Kilkenny Famine Experience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mourneman0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour here and had a thoroughly enjoyable hour with a knowledgable guide. It’s also worth knowing that is free to enter on the first Wednesday of the month.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kathleen S
October 31, 2018|
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Response from 605leannk | Reviewed this property |
I would do Kilkenny, but not just for the castle. The town is rich I history and great to walk around. The town was never burned down like most other towns, so the layout has small ally ways that show the towns age.The... More
August 10, 2018|
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Response from inisdom |
Hi LB, my preference would be Cahir Castle - my profile picture shows it & was taken in June this year! Cahir is a real castle, a fortress that was built into an island in the river. It still has a working portcullis. The... More
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Tracy A | Reviewed this property |
oh and it is St. Canice not Candice. So sorry for not proofreading!