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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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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 15 June 2014

Excellent facility; castle is well presented and offers extensive background history. The train tour from the castle lasts 30 mins and is well worth it to participate. Parking near the castle is difficult.

Thank JennyNIreland
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is one of the most intact castles we saw. We especially enjoyed the walk around the castle. The staff could not have been more helpful.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Unfortunately, we showed up right after the castle closed and it was not a pleasant visit. The rose garden in the front and park in back was full of teens throwing water balloons and cussing up a storm. I wish we could have seen the...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Brilliant really enjoyed it, met up with my sister in law and niece. The staff were friendly and very enthusiastic about the history of the castle.

Thank Helen c
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This castle is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen! The grounds go on for what feels like forever, and the castle itself is so majestic. If it's a nice day, take a picnic down to the grounds and have lunch there.

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This castle is completely renovated and restored back to it's original state. Very cool to walk through!

Thank ChuckV7
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We loved Kilkenny Castle. It is extremely well preserved and beautiful. The tour is self guided which we appreciated as we like to go at our own pace. The staff in the various rooms were so knowledgeable and friendly. They made our visit very enjoyable....More

Thank Leah L
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Part of why I love traveling is documenting what I see. They don't allow photos inside the castle, but they do allow you (supposedly--I haven't checked this out yet) to go on line and download photos to use. The grounds are gorgeous and people from...More

1  Thank atwell4
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We liked the ease of visiting at our own pace. The passageways were easy to navigate and the staff very pleasant when we asked questions. Great gardens and lawn. A place for the citizens to enjoy.

Thank ISail572
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The castle tour is priced very well at Euro 6 and worth every bit of that. A must start is in the video room for a short but informative presentation. The lay out of the tour is very good and the exhibits and rooms are...More

Thank Terry W
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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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