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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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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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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
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Kilkenny castle is about 20mins away from my house and I been there too many times to count but the The atmosphere the enjoyment it never gets old there soo much to do.eg. Go on a tour of the castle, u could just walk around...More

Thank lalalalakandj
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We didnt had enough time for a visit so we took a look around the park of the castle and the castle from the outside... stunning.. to bad we didnt had more time to visited it...

Thank Jimmy d
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This castle is well worth a visit. There is great history all over. The guided tour is well worth taking. You get so much information and you can ask plenty of questions. The grounds are well kept

Thank Maura H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We took to the castle and their grounds like a couple of kids. Their Gardens and walkways were tremendous. The castle has been resorted to Queen Victoria 1 in the 1800's . The paintings and tapestry date back into 1600 and earlier. Most were very...More

Thank RonL511
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a must do if you love history. As soon as you walk through the gates, turn right and go inside the gate house for a 12 minutes film that runs on a continuous loop. It gives the history of the castle and will...More

Thank Sadie21jean
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had a guided tour, it was great and the tour guide knew what she was talking about and learned lot new things. The castle in the inside was beautiful my favourite was the Chinese room and the gallery room. It's worth the visit 😄

Thank Niamh B
Reviewed 4 November 2017

If driving, there is limited parking outside the castle. We had to drive up and down and few times before a space became available. 4 hrs will cost you approx 2.50 euro. The outside is a great deal more impressive and free to wander around....More

1  Thank HonestCustomer101
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A fantastic time rambling around Kilkenny castle. €4 if you have a student card. So beautifully restored and steeped in history. Like something out of Harry Potter. 10/10

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The Castle tour was reasonably priced. The guide was really knowledgable. The castle itself is a real sight to see. Beautifully restored. The grounds are great for a walk, even the long walk is maximum 30 minutes. The teas & coffee are reasonably priced. Well...More

Thank DizzyChick16
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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