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“Beautiful but bland?”
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 6 April 2018

We enjoyed the castle and the grounds but it was the first castle we had been to that was fully restored and it just did not have the same appeal as others we had seen. Felt manufactured more than historic. Still a must see as its amazing, but was not on our top 5 sites.

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"self guided tour"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"picture gallery"
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"butler family"
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"answer questions"
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"rose garden"
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"well worth a visit"
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"own pace"
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"tea room"
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"sunny day"
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"across the road"
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"interesting history"
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"rooms"
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"restoration"
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"ireland"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited with a pushchair and wheelchair. When we went to enter the castle to ask about the tour etc we were confronted by a worker telling us pushchairs could not be brought inside and that maybe we could see some of the castle in the wheelchair. She was very rude and kept telling us along with some other visitors that we were causing a fire hazard by being at the door with pushchairs.
When we asked about toilet facilities were we told there are NONE on site for wheelchairs or pushchairs. When we asked about food on site for wheelchairs or pushchairs, the worker did not even bother to reply. Sadly we left the castle without seeing the inside because we felt very unwelcome and were made to feel like second rate citizens because we have additional needs. Very poor experience.

Thank Tamms200
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As far as castles go this one is well done. A lot of time and effort has produced a great result with this place. It is as true as they could get it to revisiting the original. Very enjoyable hour spent here. Bonus is it is so close to the town. So no special transport to be arranged. Entry fee is on 8 euro.

Thank MAdB19
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Spent a weekend in kilkenny.while there visited a few different places of interest of which the castle really really stood out.beautiful gardens for taking photos.went inside a was really delighted to take in the magnificent splendor of the castle.if you Visit the city it's a must see experience.not to be missed.enjoy.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I love history so of course I couldn't miss a tour of Kilkenny Castle.Absolutely amazing to see so much beauty and art in one place.Loved it.

Thank IvanaMiko
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