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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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All reviews self guided tour beautiful grounds picture gallery butler family answer questions rose garden well worth a visit own pace tea room sunny day across the street interesting history rooms restoration ireland tapestries furniture
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Reviewed yesterday

A lot of restoration has gone into this castle, and it is definitely worth the stop! Amazing art, and replication goes down to the *wallpaper* artists created to mimic the original style. Such a neat place to visit.

Thank HeatherMarie6
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got lucky as it was free admission for Christmas. The AV presentation is great and should be visited before you go into the castle. You follow a path through the various sections of the castle. The quality of preservation is amazing. The presentation is excellent...More

Thank liam_alcomis
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was raining the day we were here, so what better thing to do than tour a castle? There was a little bit of a line on a Sunday morning but it moved along fast. The castle was fully renovated and fully furnished. Not sure...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The castle grounds are beautiful and worth a stroll around If you are wondering whether to visit the castle interior there is a video of the history playing in one of the rooms closest to the road. There was ample street parking adjacent on a...More

Thank drlcs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a fantastic tour, it was so intersting and the Christmas decorations and trees were beautiful, which added to the wonderful Castle

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and very interesting guided tour, nice to get into the warm on a cold November day. well worth a visit

Thank neddyk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the guided tour with Owen. He was fantastic! Gave a super thorough tour with so much info and took the time to answer all of our questions. You can tell he really cares about sharing the amazing history of the castle with people...More

Thank briehaynes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have Been in a few castles and this one is outstanding a great pleasure it is to be open to the public and in the yard of Butler house .It was a great time off year as it was quite near a one on...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilkenny Castle is definitely worthy of a stop; the level of restoration is beyond impressive. The were available and responsive to all questions that helped to explain the family's history (in the portrait hall).

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 15 minutes of waiting time, I walked down to their tea room and bought a coke, went back and sat down and waited for the tour. When the tour guide came, I stood up and my coke in a plastic bottle fell over with...More

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Kathleen S
31 October 2018|
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Response from 605leannk | Reviewed this property |
I would do Kilkenny, but not just for the castle. The town is rich I history and great to walk around. The town was never burned down like most other towns, so the layout has small ally ways that show the towns age.The... More
10 August 2018|
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Response from inisdom |
Hi LB, my preference would be Cahir Castle - my profile picture shows it & was taken in June this year! Cahir is a real castle, a fortress that was built into an island in the river. It still has a working portcullis. The... More
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!