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Kilkenny Castle Parkland
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
Family friendly
Free to visit
Dog friendly
Cloudy days
The Kilkenny Castle Parkland boasts both formal and informal gardens. Set in Kilkenny City, the estate overlooks the Nore River and includes mature trees and shrubs as well as an ornamental lake. All areas are free of charge.

The Castle Park includes all the walled demesne parkland to the south of Kilkenny Castle and the formal terraced gardens to the north comprising a total of 50 acres. Close to the Rose Garden is a central fountain. The estate overlooks the Nore River and features mature trees and shrubs with an ornamental lake numbered among the many items of interest.

There is also a children’s playground located on the grounds. All areas of the castle gardens are free of charge.

Kilkenny Castle was the home and headquarters of the powerful Butler family since 1391. Kilkenny Castle boasts both formal and informal gardens including a long established rose garden to the front of the castle.

Tips from locals

Pick up a food basket at the Foodhall of the Kilkenny Design Centre, and enjoy a relaxing picnic in the Castle Parklands.

Contact details
Castle Rd, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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