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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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Well worth a visit

When in Kilkenny the castle is the must to visit. Great guided tour had at a good price per person. Patrick the guide was very informative!! Make sure you watch the history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gwenda H
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When in Kilkenny the castle is the must to visit. Great guided tour had at a good price per person. Patrick the guide was very informative!! Make sure you watch the history presentation pre the tour. Reason I didn't give 5 stars here is due to the cafe which unfortunately doesn't offer value for money. €3.95 for a danish pastry... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the castle many times and every visit is a pleasure. The ticket is very reasonable and it is a local treasure.

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Thank eleanorb553
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No cameras allowed but stellar, nevertheless we had a ball. Immaculately kept grounds and a wonderful experience

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Astonishing. Staffs were really helpful and informative. Must watch in Dublin. Better to be early. Not sure it was WheelChair friendly.

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Thank noorali83
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most interesting is that you feel that there is something missing in the caste. After thinking for some time you realize that there is only three walls. One is missing!

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Thank Thomas H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large and full of history. Only an 90-minute drive from Dublin. A must-see. The gardens, although not huge, are pretty.

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Thank Vijante-gigante
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I haven't been to Kilkenny castle since I was a child so my friend and I dropped in while we were in the area. I'm not great on my feet so I was nervous taking the tour because of the stairs and there was alot, I got through it, our tour guide was brilliant, this is a fabulous place, just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Peaceful and excellent place for every age groups. More natural. We was inside the castle and the people was amazing & friends with visitors. Have amazing art gallery inside and all the historical think. .. we really enjoyed.

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Thank nikole14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit the Kilkenny Castle make sure to take the guided tour. It is not cheap to take this tour but the best way to explore the castle. Our guide did a great job he knew a lot about the history of the castle and could answer all of our questions about the renovation. The castle itself breathes history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant surprise. While on the tour admire the view from the castle windows!! Everything was perfect. The advice: go early to be able to eat at the coffe shop and walk in the parks. Good value for money!

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