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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is seen by guided tour only. We had a very knowledgable and informative guide who took us through the many beautiful rooms giving us an insight into castle life and the restoration project of more recent years. Not to be missed if you're...More

Thank Anne-Marie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must see place really lovely. Staff are great. Tour is worth it lasts for 50 mins staff have great knowledge of this place and the history. Keep up the good work

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This castle was the first of several castle's we have ever seen in Ireland. So impressive and their has been a lot of money spent to improve and maintain this beautiful building. Well worth the money to see. A lot of walking and it takes...More

Thank JeffSuzette
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We could only look at it from outside as it is open only few hours during the day time. However it is well kept and very pretty

Thank marinavolkovaserova
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The setting of the castle is lovely. Well maintained in every way. Parking across the road only allowed 1 hour, but we moved the car and parked for another hour which was enough to explore the castle and surroundings. The short video presentation gave a...More

Thank arangemas
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely castle grounds with walking trail along the river. We wish we would have allotted more time in Kilkenny to enjoy the walking trails. The castle tour was interesting with lots of detailed history.

Thank jemx1
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you have a chance, and time, goto visitthis castle.You will see how people lived in the past and you will through the history of Ireland and Kilkenny.

Thank BelAlgebaile
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This was an OK experience. The castle is really a house. The tour guide and staff very professional and great with kids. The opw have done a great job restoring the castle.all the tours are guided so u can't really explore at ur own pace...More

Thank Kristian180
Reviewed 6 November 2017

So much history well worth visiting. Guides are great and give a great sense of the history of the place. Great park for walks, really enjoyed that.

Thank Eilish G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

After viewing many ruins, it was nice to see a restored building. The tours were very informational and the rooms beautiful. Very interesting and pleasant visit. Parking along the street was was easy to find. May be more of a problem during high season or...More

Thank Donna J
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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