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Kilkenny Castle

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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
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All reviews self guided tour beautiful grounds picture gallery butler family answer questions rose garden well worth a visit own pace tea room sunny day across the street interesting history rooms restoration ireland tapestries furniture
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Reviewed yesterday

What a gem, step back in history, wonderfully restored Castle and the long room at the end of the tour is just WOW..beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sunshine76279
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking through Kilkenny castle was wonderful. We learned so much about the history and even saw the second largest long room which was magnificent. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 103madelinec
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this place to gather information on castles for d&d but I also really enjoyed the tour and the old castle parts

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lando4444
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the tour with a must informative lady as our guide. She was genuinely interested in the information that she delivered and dealt with every question. We walked the grounds afterwards. Very relaxing. Go see it...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BronzeTank
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kilkenny castle is a great destination if you are interested in history. The castle itself is very well preserved. Set beside a river and lovely parkland, it is very pleasant to combine a walk with a visit to the castle. Good clean facilities also. On...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a Kilkenny resident, I am lucky to be able to visit the castle as often as I like. After hundreds of visits I must say it never gets old. It is simply breathtaking! There is a well equipped kids playground and in the summer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yvonne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 5 seniors took a tour of this lovely castle. The inside is lovey. They have done a very good job of restoring much of the original artifacts and furniture. Make sure you ask a lot of questions so that you can understand...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank trowesr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when you are in Kilkenny. Beautiful inside and out. The tour is well worth the fee and the grounds are very extensive with excellent Walkways and planted areas

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit to the castle in the height of summer 2018, fascinating history. It wasn't overly crowded, easy enough to get around. Lovely to see people enjoying themselves seated on the grass outdoors, lots of families having picnics, a great place for it. Really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Travelbabe2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tour made special by guide knowledge oozing from every pore.lovely stories and asides as we toured castle bit hit the gallery the wall colour and the underfloor heating from the kitchen the stories about the fireplace and of course the lady on mobile....

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kathleen S
31 October 2018|
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Response from 605leannk | Reviewed this property |
I would do Kilkenny, but not just for the castle. The town is rich I history and great to walk around. The town was never burned down like most other towns, so the layout has small ally ways that show the towns age.The... More
10 August 2018|
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Response from inisdom |
Hi LB, my preference would be Cahir Castle - my profile picture shows it & was taken in June this year! Cahir is a real castle, a fortress that was built into an island in the river. It still has a working portcullis. The... More
16 February 2018|
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Response from Tracy A | Reviewed this property |
oh and it is St. Canice not Candice. So sorry for not proofreading!