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“Interesting but it would be so much better as a guided tour.”
Review of Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle
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Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 78 things to do in Kilkenny
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Owner description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The castle is quite large and very interesting but is only available on a self-guided basis. Quite a number of areas are not accessible and the route through the available rooms seemed a little odd. The guides on duty in the various rooms are knowledgeable and helpful but having to ask a lot of different people for info is tedious ... guided tours work much better. At he time of our visit, no coffee shop was open.

Thank Chris F
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"beautiful grounds"
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"picture gallery"
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"butler family"
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"answer questions"
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"rose garden"
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"well worth a visit"
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"own pace"
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"tea room"
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"interesting history"
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"restoration"
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"ireland"
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This castle was owned by one family for over 6 centuries. It was the most inviting and homely castle I have visited, mostly because this family has continuously improved over the years. Its on a grand scale. The furniture is period and gives you a real understanding of how they lived.

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This restored castle is a credit to the people involved. The tour was informative and a feature of our visit to Kilkenny.

Thank ChristopherDBooth85
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

It is a spectacular Castle. Very big and right in town. Across the street is great shopping. Close to pubs and shops.

Thank Marlinda K
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I loved the castle and the grounds were incredible. The tour guides were in various rooms and were very helpful. I expected a more traditional experience, like a medieval castle, but rooms were more modern in their decor. Yet it was still historical and well worth the trip.

Thank 9Susan9
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