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At this castle you go on a self guided tour but there are guides in each room who are so willing to talk with you and tell you the history and stories.
It is nicely restored which makes it somewhat different than other castles.
It was early morning when we arrived before the crowds. Excellent self guided tour or tour guides available. There are staff inside the castle who are eager to assist and speak with you about the property
Well worth the tour
I highly recommend Kilkenny Castle as a place to visit. It wasn’t busy and the castle is incredibly beautiful and interesting.
Overall we had a great time in Kilkenny so if anyone is reading this and considering a visit to Kilkenny JUST DO IT!
We didn't go into the castle but enjoyed the exterior and grounds. We walked up a slipway from the river, through a gate to the castle to be greeted by a brass band. They played an assortment of songs from musicals, Bruno Mars, and Queen....More
Of the 2 I have only been to Kilkenny. It’s fantastic. Well restored and furnished. Additionally across the street is the craft and artist shops. There are 2 galleries and several artists studios to shop for one of a kind... More
Of the 2 I have only been to Kilkenny. It’s fantastic. Well restored and furnished. Additionally across the street is the craft and artist shops. There are 2 galleries and several artists studios to shop for one of a kind items. They are housed in the old stone stables fro the castle.