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“Medieval times”
Review of Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle
Ranked #6 of 81 things to do in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

First time here and totally enjoyed everything from the grounds of the castle to inside the castle. Very interesting reads inside there. Staff tell you what you need to know about the castle. Very reasonable prices for what they offer. Beautiful weather makes it look millions. Parking outside is excellent €2.50 for four hours parking or €1.50 for 2 hours. So you can head off into town without worry.

Thank Noelie85
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"picture gallery"
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"rose garden"
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"across the street"
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best restored castle that we've seen in Ireland. Words can't describe the grandness. Beautiful grounds also with a little café outside.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The castle is beautiful and the town is very walkable. Great place to visit. Make sure you get some lunch at Kilkenny design center (opposite to the Castle main entrance). The place has some great lunch options!

Thank Ravi S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Kilkenny Castle is our pride and joy in Kilkenny city. Walking in the big gate is the start of going back in time. The acres of green grass ,children's play area, romantic walks ,down to the pond with swans and ducks. The old water wheel. The loyal pet dogs grave .
Back up to the castle it's a wow to just stand and look take it all in. You can go wild with your imagination. You can be the princess of the day. Or King why not it's your imagination. If only those walls could speak. Well in a way they do. There is a few ghosts there. Personally I didn't meet one yet but who knows. The inside of our castle is majestic homely wonderful. Come and see you won't be disappointed. Mind your step keep your eyes open or maybe closed you might meet one of our ghosts. Boo. Ann S.

Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We live in Waterford and always bring family and friends here when they visit from outside the country. Our toddler loves the big green area to run around and the playground is great. It's a wonderful place to have a picnic on a sunny day. It's s great place to push the buggy around too if you're looking to get fresh air. I love the view overlooking the river on the side of the castle. The rose garden is pretty too.

It's worth walking across the bridge to get a view of the castle from afar.

Thank Abbygale B
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