Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny
(3.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Visit an important symbol of Killkenny's heritage at Rothe House and Garden, the only 17th-century merchant's house still standing in Ireland. Built between 1594 and 1610, the residence will give you a sense of Renaissance times as you wander through its three houses. The museum within hosts 2,500 original artifacts all related to Killkenny's history. Many of these are over 400 years old, and some date back to prehistoric times. Tours are self-guided, so take as much time to view the relics as you like. Afterward, stroll through the garden out back, which was recently constructed and emulates a typical 17th-century garden. If you have Killkenny roots, the Rothe House can help you trace your Irish genealogy. Make Rothe House and Garden part of your personalized Kilkenny itinerary using our Kilkenny vacation planner.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to Rothe house - the medieval building is superbly maintained and restored. Visitors have guidebooks and follow a trail around the house and gardens. It is very good value ...  more »
  • The house and gardens is self guided. You get a little booklet that describes the rooms / features but would be much more interesting if there was a proper tour guide. Nice to visit but we were expect...  more »
  • Fabulous house and gardens. Incredible place with a beautiful garden. Well worth a visit. Nancy was great, so knowledgeable. From the ladies from Cork who live in Dublin.