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Kilkenny Castle

The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picture gallery” (75 reviews)
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The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1, Ireland
+353 56 770 4100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with the wife and kids we loved the story but the kids didn't. That would only be my criticism of this place make it more exciting for the kids and something for them to do when tour is over but once again great...More

Thank shanebrowndub
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kilkenny Castle is just beautiful! The grounds are lovely for a walk, and inside is breath taking and steeped in history. It is a relaxing day out!

Thank Nicheallaigh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The castle is beautiful and on lovely grounds. Very interesting to read everything as you go through each room and the people are helpful too. A must do in Kilkenny

Thank Beckeedoug
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect family morning here. So interesting. And staff very accommodating. Smaller kids even enjoyed. Definitely recommend

Thank Buyirish
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Castle is beautifully restored with further restoration on the way. Magnificent rooms and a fantastic Banqueting Hall to spend time admiring the family paintings. Don't miss the lovely tea room in the restored kitchen" below stairs"

Thank JimDkirrary
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perhaps I had set my expectations a little high here... I was hoping to learn about the castle origins and then early history, but the information and displays were much more modern (1800’s), and focussed on the restoration of the castle rather than its heritage....More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kilkenny is a charming medieval town and if visit, you must go to the castle. When we were there, self guided tour was the only option. There is a short film with the history of the castle and then you proceed to tour on your...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle is steeped in historical class. Lovely day out. Well worth the price for the self guided tour

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is an entrance fee of around €5 per person but it was worth it. They have tour guides in most rooms to give you information and interesting facts. They have a few of the rooms refurnished to the way it would have looked back...More

1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 6 days ago

very busy but plenty of space for famılıes we really enjoyed a nıce afternoon here would recommend a vısıt

Thank jozsefmuller
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17 February 2018|
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Response from Jenna R | Reviewed this property |
I took the Bus Éireann from Cork and enjoyed the city for the day. It was easy to navigate and we were able to leave our packs at the train station nearby. We went to the castle, and the Smithwicks Brewery Experience. We... More
John T
2 August 2017|
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Response from Niall F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On a lead.
31 May 2017|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
We just bought tickets at the door.