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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-7704100
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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This is one of those 'Must See' locations that will transport you back in time to the original story of Kilkenny...

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of those 'Must See' locations that will transport you back in time to the original story of Kilkenny...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice castle, a notable beautiful spanish stairs. Ther's a great Kilkenny overview at the top of the castle.

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Ottawa, On
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Before paying for your ticket go to the tourette and watch a short presentation on the history of the Bultler family.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable tour of the home of the Butler Family. Self-guided so could move at our own pace. Interesting learning how the House was painstakingly reconstructed inside. Very knowledgeable staff. Grounds are beautiful and we'll worth a walk. Coffee and drinks available outside on the grounds. Made for a very fun morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is simply amazing ,the grounds are spectacular and the castle is very impressive. Well worth the visit.i would also suggest the little road train that takes a tour through the city .it dearth from outside the castle gates and does a run about the city with commentary and information.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for everyone! The grounds are superb, Lovely walk and running areas. Great for children as they have play area, ducks, plenty of green areas. Small fee into the castle, well worth the money! Perfect on a sunny day!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very impressive. It is obvious a LOT of money spent on keeping this castle in excellent condition. Tour it yourself, and there are a few assistants in the main rooms to help you.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful...You are able to walk through and the rooms are displayed in their time. Nice antiques to admire and the dance hall room is incredible. So much wonderful art to see and the outside grounds are well kept to appreciate. Worth the stop.

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Milton, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large castle with an interesting history and display. Nice grounds. Right in downtown kilkenny so great for people staying in town.

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Timmins, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ground outside are so beautiful and lush. Great place to take a stroll and walk around. Great views of the river.

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