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Kilkenny Castle
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US$17.63*
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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 30 August 2014

Great history tour. Gives you a real insight into life "then". The grounds are beautiful. We started by walking through the grounds where there was a fantastic pond with ducks and lovely fauna and grounds and then toured inside the castle.

2  Thank Karen C
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"picture gallery"
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is a great castle to visit full of history in a historic city. This castle is very well restored and you don't need to go into the castle to enjoy the historic feel to the place. The grounds are great too. I would combine a stay in the city with a visit because there is a great vibe to the city at night as well.

1  Thank Declan O
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Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Wonderful restoration still in progress with many illustrations of the incredible work that has and is being done. It's a lovely small castle, cozy in feel with beautiful gardens and grounds. The attendants are very knowledgeable and love to answer questions on the restoration as well as the history of the area and Ireland. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there ( and we have been on MANY castle tours). Very reasonable admission ( free with an OPW card)

2  Thank 14bosley
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Loved this castle and the history behind it. Definitely something worth making the walk/drive to. Promise you'll enjoy it.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is a must place to visit when in Kilkenny. The Castle is set in lovely grounds with old trees. It was a lovely day and may people where lazing about on the grass. The restoration of the castle was sympathetic to the original style of the house.

1  Thank Ann Marie K
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