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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Kilkenny

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Historical Places in Kilkenny

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    Kilkenny Castle , Kilkenny
    4.6
    Preserving more than eight centuries of history within its walls, Kilkenny Castle rises over the Nore River and marks an intersection of seve
    Tours from $16
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    4.4
    Visit the ancient St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, considered the second-longest cathedral in Ireland. Historians believe that this site
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    Jerpoint Abbey , Thomastown
    4.4
    Deemed a National Monument of Ireland, the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey showcase Romanesque architectural details with a scenic backdrop. Dating b
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    Hook Lighthouse , Fethard On Sea
    4.7
    Active for 800 years, Hook Lighthouse represents the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse has been active since the str
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    Rock of Cashel , Cashel
    4.4
    Local mythology claims Rock of Cashel, a limestone hill crowned by a group of medieval buildings, came into existence when Saint Patrick bani
    Tours from $45
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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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