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Kilkenny Castle

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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 770 4100
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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Even if you don't have time for the whole interior castle tour, the outside grounds are beautiful and very picturesque. We picked up a picnic lunch as we were arriving in Kilkenny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't have time for the whole interior castle tour, the outside grounds are beautiful and very picturesque. We picked up a picnic lunch as we were arriving in Kilkenny and had our lunch at one of the picnic tables on the castle grounds. Going on a Sunday, there were street musicians in front of the castle to... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a rainy Saturday morning but that didn't matter - the castle grounds offers a gorgeous backdrop for any walk or run no matter what the weather. Absolutely beautiful gardens and surroundings. Always buzzing with people too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the entrance fee was a bit much €8 per person, and not knowing anything about the castle we didn't feel obligated to pay to visit. There is a free viewing room with a short video which provides a brief history of the ownership and restoration of the castle. It's great to see the castle so well maintained and... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kilkenny Castle has to be seen to be believed. It is situated in the centre of the city with wonderful gardens. This is a beautifully restored castle with some amazing rooms and artwork.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old castle has been rebuilt by master craftsmen. It looks fantastic and is the top attraction in our opinion in this city. Plus, it is centrally located and easy to find.

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Tabernash, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle was pretty cool even though I think the refurbishment takes away from the coolness of the whole experience. The guides were very knowledgeable, and it is a convenient tour in the middle of town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a spectacular renovation. We have visited castles all over the world, and thought this one was one not to miss. There were docents posted in a few places who offered tid-bits of info that added to the positive experience. It is huge! We saw only a tiny part of it due to the limited visitor access, but we were... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always go for a walk in the castle grounds when we are staying in Kilkenny. Great place to go for a walk. Very central to city centre. Castle is worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds and views if Kilkenny castle are enchanting. For 8 Euro per person/adult you can meander as long as you want to appreciate the representation of the history restored in this fascinating castle. The docents are gracious and knowledgeable. Then treat yourself to tea in the tea room. The treats are fabulous. Plus bathrooms are near by. And as... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle and grounds are lovely. The castle tour was well done, interesting facts and history. The grounds were lovely to walk through.

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