St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny

(4.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Visit the ancient St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, considered the second-longest cathedral in Ireland. Historians believe that this site has has hosted Christian worship since the 6th century, though the current structure dates back to the 13th century. Walk the grounds and admire the cathedral's English Gothic style. Climb to the top of the 9th-century Celtic Christian round tower that stands 30 m (100 ft) tall. Study the architecture and interiors, which have been carefully preserved in the original style. Arrange your visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kilkenny using our Kilkenny holiday planner.
Create a full Kilkenny itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kilkenny

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kilkenny by other users

10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • like all Protestant churches admission fee, but here it's worth it, several interesting things inside with lots of explanation on the Guide included in the price. don't do reviews on the Tower, not the salia
    View original
  • The cathedral and surroundings are breathtaking. I climbed the tower, it gives you great views across the city. The person who sold the tickets said that Cromwell sat at the top of the tower to watch ...  more »
  • Sunday visit, having to pay into a protestant cathedral is a bit cheeky. Then not being allowed to enter until 1400 when church service finished at 1300 is a real shame. Tower looks lovely but you mus...  more »