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Kilkenny Castle

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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” (78 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
LOCATION
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 194 reviews
"picture gallery"
in 78 reviews
"butler family"
in 121 reviews
"answer questions"
in 69 reviews
"rose garden"
in 77 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 232 reviews
"own pace"
in 62 reviews
"tea room"
in 57 reviews
"sunny day"
in 52 reviews
"across the street"
in 66 reviews
"interesting history"
in 66 reviews
"rooms"
in 528 reviews
"ireland"
in 426 reviews
"restoration"
in 278 reviews
"furniture"
in 93 reviews
"tapestries"
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Reviewed yesterday

My mother, brother and I took a tour of Kilkenny Castle which was lead by Paul, Shane and John. Each guide specialised in a particular area of the castle explaining and sharing their expansive knowledge with us. All of them did an excellent job and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spend a couple of hours here touring the beautifully restored castle. Hear the helpful guides in every room tell the stories. Well worth the stop.

Thank CDS68
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautifully restored to its 19th century life as a residence, the Castle was a delightful step back in history. The guides were very informative and the Castle was easy to navigate and experience. The movie explaining the history of the castle was informative and highly...More

Thank randtres
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the best days trip we had on our trip to Ireland the castle is fantastic information comprehensive staff involved and informative if in the area you have to go also in the old stable across the road fantastic cakes !

Thank T1BCM
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No guided tour available here. Just self guided. It was fine. Grounds were beautiful. Staff were pleasant.

Thank hiba123
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing castle. So vast and imposing. What makes this one different is that it has been restored to how it was when people lived there in the 19th Century. Very opulent and graceful. It shows a different time than some of the...More

Thank Chele32789
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk through the castle. Were lucky to hear some explanations from the people on the staff. Made it much more interesting. Very nice visit and glad we got to visit.

Thank Helene T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We opted out of the group tour inside and chose to spend our time walking the grounds which are well kept and amazing. Old, old trees speak to an earlier time, albeit they weren't always quiet, or peaceful.

Thank Charlie Q
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was very impressed by the walks around the castle. Looks like a mini Central Park . Very busy with tourists. Need to go again and spend longer time

Thank Cdr10gaa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This castle is great for all ages. The price is affordable (8 euros for adults and 4 for children or there are family rates). Open 7 days a week 9:30-5-5:30. Beautiful grounds and the castle is well-restored in a most authentic fashion. It's in the...More

Thank DonnamjCan
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Jenn9255
16 February 2018|
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Response from Tracy A | Reviewed this property |
I completely agree with taking the train. It was a ninety minute ride from Dublin Hurston to Kilkenny with beautiful scenery along the way. Very easy to walk from station to castle. Don’t miss the Black Abbey, St. Candice... More
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John T
2 August 2017|
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Response from Niall F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On a lead.
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ChelleSea
30 May 2017|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
We just bought tickets at the door.
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