Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City

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The magnificent Kilkenny Castle overlooks the River Nore and has guarded this important river crossing for more than nine hundred years. The castle gardens around Kilkenny Castle, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden and ornamental lake, are well worth a visit.

A 12th Century castle, remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland, which was the principal seat of the Butler family. Two wings of the castle have been restored to their 19th Century splendour and include a library, drawing room and the magnificent long gallery. The final phase of restoration is complete and includes a state - of - the - art conference centre which is situated in one of the castle's 12th Century towers. The river wing also houses the Butler Gallery of contemporary art.

As this is one of the more popular castles to visit in Ireland, you can rest assured that you’ll run into crowds, especially in the high season. You’ll need to join a guided tour to see the main parts of Kilkenny Castle, but you can walk through the nearly 50 acres of gardens and lawns without a guide. There is even a playground for the kids.

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