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Kilkenny Castle

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The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the tour and it was very fun. But Kilkenny has much older and more interesting attractions. If you are limited on time visit the other sites first.

Thank cjcamus
Reviewed yesterday

we visited the castle over the weekend. The man giving the tour was very engaging and enthusiastic. The castle itself was very impressive. We left and sat in the grounds and enjoyed a coffee. Just lovely.

Thank pkpa
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't spend to long wondering around the castle grounds but had enough time to take in just how stunning this castle is. It is truly magnificent. I would definitely recommend stopping here if you are in or passing through Kilkenny.

Thank Darryn M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably the highlight of our visit to Kilkenny. Incredible building, the furniture and art are brilliant. Also the grounds are beautiful and expansive, great to stretch your legs and walk around. A must see in Kilkenny!

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured many castles on our trip through Ireland. The renovated and furnished castle was very interesting and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. There were many docents around the castle who were all very happy to answer questions and provide interesting history about the castle...More

Thank agoldman3
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive beautiful castle. Asthonishing gallery. Never seen before! Good atmosphere and friendly personel.

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to Kilkenny Castle before and this was our second time. We have enjoyed our time both inside the castle and outside. Also, they have a fantastic cafe inside.

Thank yusufaytas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very impressive structures right in the heart of Kilkenny, set in lovely, publicly accessible grounds, alongside the river. Makes for excellent photo opportunities. Visited under self-guided tour arrangements with audio guide. Interesting, but I felt there was more to see that we were not...More

1  Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 3 days ago

This castle was only a block away from my hotel. I walked about on a Sunday morning and it was peaceful and interesting. The nice thing about Kilkenny Castle is that the guided tours are optional, not so at other castles that I visited. Definitely...More

Thank Lark54
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were at the door on Opening and had the place to ourselves ... for awhile anyway. beautifully restored and the great hall is not to be missed. There is an amazing cafe in the old kitchen with yummy cakes

Thank Caroline P
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John T
2 August 2017|
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Response from Niall F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On a lead.
30 May 2017|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
We just bought tickets at the door.
16 February 2017|
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Response from Dromadamusic | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of paid street parking directly outside the entrance