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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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Beautiful castle and grounds.

It takes about 45 minutes to take the self guided tour the castle. There are docents through out that are more than happy to answer questions and explain things for you. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nancy J
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It takes about 45 minutes to take the self guided tour the castle. There are docents through out that are more than happy to answer questions and explain things for you. The castle has been beautifully restored with explanations of how it was done, very impressive. You have a beautiful view out over the town from the top floor and... More 

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Monterey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kilkenny Castle is quite interesting not only for its long history to the town, but the structure itself and its many renovations and additions over time. The Castle is a bit of a workout as well as you explore the public rooms. Most impressive is the Long Hall with paintings including works by master artists of the 18th and 19th... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a lovely place to walk around in a commanding positon in the town. Make sure to watch the film showing in one of the towers detailing when it was built, and check out the team room in the opposite tower

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would be terribly crowded during peak season, but it was quite interesting. Don't miss the tearoom in the basement which is housed in the castle kitchen.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in downtown Kilkenny, it's a beautiful castle with an interesting history. Staff was very helpful detailing the castles past. Very big and beautiful grounds.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Due to time limitations we were unable to go inside the castle. The grounds are beautiful and the castle is stunning from the outside. Would have loved to take the tour inside.

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Penn Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful castle and beautiful grounds. This is more of a luxury castle, and not as much for protection as some of the others we saw. It is lavishly decorated in period antiques, which are quite impressive. Take a few minutes to watch the video before entering the castle.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kilkenny Castle is worthy of a few hours of your time. The restored interior is a fine representation of yesteryear. The OPW docents were quite helpful and assured us no question was too stupid to ask.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Thank Martin C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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