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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

It was great seeing a castle that was fully restored. It gave us a very good impression of how life might have been during medieval days. The castle and grounds were beautiful.

Thank yodamap
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour and surroundings, very informative and restored beautifully. Definitely worth a visit

Thank tripzaway
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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. The...More

Thank maryaling
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always an excellent place for a walk, one time or two times around or taking in part of the city. Always a good atmosphere , especially with the amount of tourists about. Very cosmopolitan !

Thank Vinny971
Reviewed 4 days ago

This a a very good place to spend a few hours. The grounds are huge if you take time to walk them. A lot of photo ops here...

Thank carguy58
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was an interesting contrast to the other sites we visited. Kilkenny has been restored / maintained. it provides a very good view of how people (rich people) lived in the past.

Thank ianmjones
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kilkenny Castle is truly a sight to behold. The gardens and castle are a must see if you are visiting Kilkenny.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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!

Thank OhnoTimbo47
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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11 August 2018|
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Response from Beth M | Reviewed this property |
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
17 February 2018|
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Response from Tracy A | Reviewed this property |
oh and it is St. Canice not Candice. So sorry for not proofreading!
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Niall F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On a lead.