Kells Priory, County Kilkenny

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Kells Priory is located in County Kilkenny. Plan your visit to Kells Priory and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kilkenny trip builder.
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(Kilkenny is the nearest city to Kells Priory)

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  • August 11, 2017
    We visited here while staying in a nearby B&B and were happy for the recommendation. No tour and no fee but a great place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Make sure to take the path that runs along ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We visited at the recommendation of our B&B as the priory was a short drive down the road. What a great place to visit! They offered free tours every 15 minutes, which we found informative and helped ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    If you are a bit overwhelmed by the hordes of tourists in Kilkenny, take a 20-minute drive south to the village of Kells and nearby Kells Priory. It is like being in another world, this time inhabited...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Stunning. Beautiful scenery, lovely setting. Absolutely worth to take a walk through on a sunny day. Whenever you visit make sure to walk along the adjacent river too!
  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful setting and very interesting. There is a small honesty box with information pamphlets. These are made by the local school at 2 euro each well worth it.
  • July 7, 2017
    Great place to explore. No cost and very natural. Highly recommend!
  • June 10, 2017
    Wow. Fantastic place. Must to visit!!! Amazing big landscape with majestic ruins. Big big impression.
  • July 4, 2017
    Great to wander around, no entrance fee and very atmospheric ruins

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Where to stay in Kilkenny

For a historical Irish experience, stay in Kilkenny County's namesake city, a medieval destination with no shortage of lodging options. If you are interested in exploring the central sights of this city, stay at one of the many hotels, hostels, or bed and breakfasts near its center. For something more affordable, head to the outskirts and look into guesthouse options. You can also choose a nearby spa if you want to splurge on a relaxing getaway.
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