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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%
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Very reasonably priced visit and a lovely way to get out of the rain. Really well maintained castle and rooms, it is a real eye opener to realise that this castle was completely rebuilt. A really engaging way to learn about Irish history and it...More

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The outside of this castle was cool, the inside, alright. Overall, it was something to do. But I've seen much better castles in other countries.

Thank Travelbugg9
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. The gardens were so pretty--evidently, there are lots of weddings going on it the gardens. The castle is well maintained by the OPW. I would certainly recommend stopping in Kilkenny and visiting the castle.

Thank travlingigi2
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Kilkenny Castle, well worth the visit, extensive restoration has this castle in great condition, my tip, spend about 1-2 hours here . one of the best kept castles in Ireland.

Thank pumpa11
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Interesting building, fantastic grounds, informed attendants. Central location in Kilkenny, make sure to take your camera.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 August 2013

The castle was well kept and the grounds were amazing. I would definitely recommend while in Kilkenny!

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 4 August 2013

No complaints. Its a very historic castle and guided tour was excellent and informative. It is situated beside the Kilkenny Design Centre. A good place for a lovely tea break after your tour and to spend some more euros!

Thank Sparkyboo
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We were there the day before Paddy's Day, and it was a madhouse. We actually were not able to get inside because of the crowd, so we gave ourselves a self-directed tour of the outside, which was just grand. The castle is impressive and dominating,...More

Thank MandoDave
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We stopped by to take a tour of the castle while we drove through Kilkenny. Unfortunately, it was Paddy's Day parade that day and there were several visiting bands that were inside of the castle so it was full to capacity. We decided not to...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 2 August 2013

No trip to the city of Kilkenny can be considered complete without a visit to this well preserved historic castle. The grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained. Purchased the Heritage card here at the start of our driving tour of Ireland and it was well...More

Thank BilltyDeLyon
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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