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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picture gallery” (75 reviews)
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don’t go in, take time to view the grounds and walk around. Easy central and accessible location. We enjoyed a stroll around the property.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit to Kilkenny Castle. The park and the duck pond are worth a visit on their own. The playground is great for young kids and they also really enjoyed the tour of the castle.

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say, I thoroughly enjoyed this castle. It was by far the largest one that we visited. We scored a parking space right in front. It is H shaped with three floors. Large gardens and grounds. The interior was interesting and had amazing...More

1  Thank Palletts2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tour, lovely places to see, i love Ireland. We have a great day tour, you can take a lot of great photos,

Thank karinagv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visual into how living in a castle would be like. Would have enjoyed it more if I could have taken the time to read the information in each room. Tour group was a bit too big and felt a bit rushed.

Thank jcb369
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful castle and grounds. It was very crowded and that takes away from my experience personally,but worth a visit. We did the self guided tour and walked the grounds as well. Kilkenny is a beautiful town and worth a visit if you're in the...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully restored castle from one of the old noble families. They even matched the silk in the wallpaper during its restoration. Also, period furniture exquisitely returned to its original beauty. The kitchen in the basement, one a cafe, is a must see for cooking...More

Thank ahendren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the castle and enjoyed our tour. So much history and beautiful furnishings. Reserve a couple of hits to see everything.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion this is Kilkenny's star attraction. Good value. Allow plenty of time. Cafes gift shops nearby.

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well maintained castle with a wonderful history. The gardens are meticulously cared for and are beautiful. The underground access beneath the Rose Garden is very informative on how the structure was built in the 13th century. Admission fee was minimal and to facility is...More

Thank BrenJ2012
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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