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Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (344 reviews)
“picture gallery” (83 reviews)
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
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+353 56 770 4100
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"self guided tour"
in 344 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 193 reviews
"picture gallery"
in 83 reviews
"butler family"
in 122 reviews
"answer questions"
in 68 reviews
"rose garden"
in 78 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 229 reviews
"own pace"
in 61 reviews
"tea room"
in 54 reviews
"sunny day"
in 52 reviews
"across the road"
in 44 reviews
"interesting history"
in 69 reviews
"rooms"
in 534 reviews
"restoration"
in 280 reviews
"ireland"
in 432 reviews
"tapestries"
in 73 reviews
"furniture"
in 95 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't go into the castle but enjoyed the exterior and grounds. We walked up a slipway from the river, through a gate to the castle to be greeted by a brass band. They played an assortment of songs from musicals, Bruno Mars, and Queen....More

Thank Travel_aimlessly
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Answered all history questions for our group without hesitation. Place is in good shape for being 800+ yr old. Lighting and acoustics done well. We did the self guided tour and liked it very much. So would any others who want to learn.

Thank Andrew R C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this castle since it has some furnished rooms. You can also see the pictures of work that had to be done to restore to its former glory.

Thank Vicky R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of castles in Ireland; however this one has been restored to show its Victorian state. It gives a sense of what it would have been like to live at that time. I am not certain I would make a trip from...More

Thank Thadd_969
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautifully restored castle with amazing history behind it. Main reason didn’t score a 5/5 was because there are no guided tours available. Went there about 10 years ago and had a fantastic tour guide. There are very helpful and knowledgeable staff present in the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our introduction to castles in Ireland, the first of many on our trip. The only way to see the interior is by taking a tour. The tour is interesting so I do recommend it. Once you see the interior, there’s a pretty garden...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Castle and grounds are very well kept. Super place for a stroll, jog or picnic. There is a great walk along the river but watch out for the water hemlock on the edges of the path Its an easy walk compared to Cashel. Can’t comment...More

Thank Sean R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Probably one of the best tourist attractions in Ireland . The grounds and the castle itself are magnificent . Right in the middle of the city makes it even better . Fantastic .

Thank TMGFH
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do the video first. Great specific background on repeating so can join anytime. Then walk through and ask questions of the plentiful docents throughout the castle. They are historians and super knowledgeable. Then go sit or walk on gtounds. Next walk over to lovely stores...More

1  Thank jeanc112
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting restored castle, home of important business man of the last century. Includes the restored living areas of the family as well as some of the older parts of the castle. A nice cafe on the grounds. Worth a visit.

Thank Supercalaf
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LB-likes2travel
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
Of the 2 I have only been to Kilkenny. It’s fantastic. Well restored and furnished. Additionally across the street is the craft and artist shops. There are 2 galleries and several artists studios to shop for one of a kind... More
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Response from Tracy A | Reviewed this property |
oh and it is St. Canice not Candice. So sorry for not proofreading!
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from Niall F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On a lead.
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