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. It is very well maintained and presented.
There is also a children’s playground located on the grounds. All areas of the castle gardens are free of charge.
Kilkenny Castle, 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.
Facilities: Restaurant Facilities: Tea-Room in the old Victorian Kitchen
Toilets nearby (on The Parade),
Pick up a food basket at the Foodhall of the Kilkenny Design Centre, and enjoy a relaxing picnic in the Castle Parklands.