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Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 56 770 4100
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.

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An overnight stay in Kilkenny

I cannot recommend a visit to the castle and it's beautiful grounds highly enough. It is beautiful and a wonderful well restored example of a medieval castle that has been added... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Viv S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot recommend a visit to the castle and it's beautiful grounds highly enough. It is beautiful and a wonderful well restored example of a medieval castle that has been added to over the centuries. I wold revommend watching the video on the castles history before the tour. It starts every 12 minutes. The tour is self guided and easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning castle, with VERY interesting staff stationed all around the castle ready to answer all my questions! I love history so I had loads of questions. The grounds are so well-kept, even went back the next day for a stroll around the greens and it was spectacular. Really worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to visit especially if you like history. A place you can bring your children to. It offers a playground

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see if you visit Kilkenny. It is in the heart of the city and looks amazing. The staff here are so knowledgeable on the history and the artwork. We asked loads of questions and the staff were happy to answer. It is lovingly maintained by the OPW staff and we were told that some of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go to the castle and you'll understand the review title. Lovely grounds to walk in. Castle itself is incredibly well maintained and a fascinating attraction if this is the kind of thing you're into. Rooms are stunning and the range of artwork and other items is we maintained and looked after. Wonderful views from each area of the castle too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kilkenny castle is a beautiful place on a fine day to stroll around the gardens. The castle is a must see when visiting Kilkenny city. Lovely place to bring friends or kids and there is a lovely park for the kids to play in. Very safe for kids so the adults can relax.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Kilkenny castle more than once, and have enjoyed each visit. The tour is very informative, and gives a good background to life in a castle. If you study Irish history, then you will really appreciate this visit. The grounds are really lovely to wander, and in nice weather is a great place to picnic, and take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to valk through, clean, with minimal smells, but modernized inside. Hosts lots of events. Great field!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love coming to Kilkenny Castle. It's a beautiful walk around the gardens, kids love the playground and it's a perfect place for a catch up over a picnic!

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle on a stroll around the city and we were not disappointed. It was great to see the history of the Butler family and also of the castle through the ages. The grounds are immaculate and there is some fantastic views of the city and grounds from the higher rooms in the castle. It's very cheap and you... More 

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