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“Impressive!”
Review of Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle
Ranked #6 of 81 things to do in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A stately castle dating back to the 13th century.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

What a great tour! We were so very lucky on our visit today as it was the first Wednesday of the month, so we were able to tour for free. And what a great tour it was. The restoration of this castle is IMPRESSIVE. Some of the pictures presented showing it in its disarray showed what a wonderful effort was made on its restoration. It is a self-guided tour that allowed for each person to take in the time appropriate for each individual.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

It was an impressive Castle, especially realising it been rebuilt because of years of neglect. It was great to see all the different pictures, rooms and period furniture. I enjoyed it especially since the first Wednesday of the month is free. I would go back!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Kilkenny Castle with two kids (8 and 10), and absolutely loved our visit. The audio visual display is really helpful, and the walk around the restored rooms was very informative. We didn’t have a guide, but there are guides stationed in most rooms to answer any questions or talk you through what you’re looking at. My kids absolutely loved seeing the medieval parts of the castle, and walking the grounds. There’s also a FABULOUS childrens’ playground on the grounds, which kept ours busy for about an hour.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Right in town and within easy walking distance, this castle has been restored to mostly original wall coverings, furniture, etc. stick around for the guided tour if possible.

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This castle is in great shape, and is renovated. It's a decent place to go, but not "wow" like Cashel, or Blarney. If you are interested in modern castles, it's great.

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