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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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Reviewed today

Had a lovely walk around the gardens of this impressive castle. Access to grounds is free and a must see if in Kilkenny

Thank GemM120
Reviewed today

Toured the castle while in Kilkenny recently. Touring the castle is interesting but you really don't get a real history of the place as I've seen with other locations. The place is maintained nicely and it shows how the last residents of the castle lived....More

Thank Nealjvy
Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular grounds right in the heart of Limerick and along the river. Great photo ops from all angles. We didn't take the tour but chose to walk around the city for the day.

Thank mnovac011
Reviewed yesterday

We've visited a few castles throughout Europe and they vary greatly from austere and dilapidated to authentic and accurate. Kilkenny has been restored beautifully and holds many old and original pieces as well. We visited this castle with a tour group and enjoyed it immensely....More

Thank Malone2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a big park in front of the castel and the view is beautiful. The grass is green and the nature is amazing.

Thank Martina N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting Castle. Tour Guides were very knowledgable. Beautifully furnished certainly gives you a flavour of by gone years. A large number of portraits adorn the walls. There is a lot to take in. A place that I would like to visit again. Also has...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to Kilkenny Castle, it’s wonderfully preserved and like a trip back in time, I couldn’t recommend it more. A must do on any trip to Kilkenny. A really nice thing also, one of our group was using a wheelchair as...More

Thank Maire B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The weather was beautiful yesterday so we took advantage. It’s great place for kids to run around as well as a very large safe playground. The castle itself is worth a visit lots of history. The two coffee shops provide a respite for tired legs.

Thank Eugenecan
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by early in the morning shortly after opening. There was just a short line to purchase a ticket. There was no guided tour...it is a self tour. It was a very nice self tour. We spent a little over an hour inside and...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was really a great place to visit. I liked the fact that you could opt for a group tour (not really a fan) or a self guided tour. There were people who could answer questions if you had them and they were all very...More

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10 August 2018|
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Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
We only saw Kilkenny Castle but it was very worthwhile. It’s been faithfully restored and presents well. We enjoyed Kilkenny its self as well!
16 February 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!
John T
2 August 2017|
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Response from Niall F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On a lead.